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A  SELECTIVE  MICROFILM  EDITION 

PART  III 
(1887-1898) 


Thomas  E.  Jeffrey 
Microfilm  Editor 


Gregory  Field 
Theresa  M.  Collins 
David  W.  Hutchings 
Lisa  Gitchnan 
Leonard  DeGraaf 
Dennis  D.  Madden 


Mary  Ann  Hellrigel 
Paul  B.  Israel 
Robert  A.  Rosenberg 
Karen  A.  Detig 
Gregory  Jankunis 
Douglas  G.  Tarr 


Reese  V.  Jenkins 
Director  and  Editor 


Sponsors 

Rutgers,  The  State  University  of  New  Jersey 
National  Park  Service,  Edison  National  Historic  Site 
New  Jersey  Historical  Commission 
Smithsonian  Institution 


University  Publications  of  America 
Betliesda,  Maryland 
1993 


i  permission  of  McGraiv-Edison  Company. 


THOMAS  A.  EDISON  PAPERS 


Reese  V.  Jenkins 
Director  and  Editor 

Thomas  E.  Jeffrey 
Associate  Director  and  Microfilm  Editor 

Robert  A  Rosenberg 
Managing  Editor,  Book  Edition 

Helen  Endick 

Assistant  Director  for  Administration 


Associate  Editor 
Paul  B.  Israel 

Research  Associates 
Theresa  M.  Collins 
David  W.  Hutchings 
Karen  A.  Detlg 

Intern 

Gregory  Jankunls 


Assistant  Editors 
Keith  A.  Nler 
Gregory  Field 
Lisa  Gltelman 
Martha  J.  King 

Secretary 

Grace  Kurkowskl 

Student  Assistant 
Bethany  Jankunls 


BOARD  OF  SPONSORS 


Rutgers,  The  State  University  of 
New  Jersey 

Francis  L.  Lawrence 
Joseph  J.  Seneca 
Richard  F.  Foley 
Rudolph  M.  Bell 

New  Jersey  Historical  Commission 
Howard  L.  Green 


National  Park  Service 
John  Maounis 
Maryanne  Gerbauckas 
Nancy  Waters 
George  Tselos 
Smithsonian  Institution 
Bernard  Finn 
Arthur  P.  Molella 


EDITORIAL  ADVISORY  BOARD 

James  Brittain,  Georgia  Institute  of  Technology 
Alfred  D.  Chandler,  Jr.,  Harvard  University 
Neil  Harris,  University  of  Chicago 
Thomas  Parke  Hughes,  University  of  Pennsylvania 
Arthur  Link,  Princeton  University 
Nathan  Reingold,  Smithsonian  Institution 
Robert  E.  Schofield,  Iowa  State  University 


CORPORATE  ASSOCIATES 

William  C.  Hittinger  (Chairman),  RCA  Corporation 
Edward  J.  Bloustein,  Rutgers,  The  State  University  of  New  Jersey  * 
Cees  Bruynes,  North  American  Philips  Corporation 
Paul  J.  Christiansen,  Charles  Edison  Fund 
Philip  F.  Dietz,  Westinghouse  Electric  Corporation 
Roland  W.  Schmitt,  General  Electric  Corporation 
Harold  W.  Sonn,  Public  Service  Electric  and  Gas  Company 
Morris  Tanenbaum,  AT&T 


'Deceased. 


FINANCIAL  CONTRIBUTORS 


PRIVATE  FOUNDATIONS 

The  Alfred  P.  Sloan  Foundation 
Charles  Edison  Fund 
The  Hyde  and  Watson  Foundation 
Geraldine  R.  Dodge  Foundation 


PUBLIC  FOUNDATIONS 

National  Science  Foundation 
National  Endowment  for  the  Humanities 
National  Historical  Publications  and 
Records  Commission 


PRIVATE  CORPORATIONS  AND  INDIVIDUALS 


Alabama  Power  Company 
Amerada  Hess  Corporation 
Anonymous 
AT&T 

Atlantic  Electric 

Association  of  Edison  Illuminating 
Companies,  Inc. 

Battelle  Memorial  Institute 
The  Boston  Edison  Foundation 
Cabot  Corporation  Foundation,  Inc. 
Carolina  Power  &  Light  Company 
Consolidated  Edison  Company  of 
New  York,  Inc. 

Consumers  Power  Company 
Coming  Glass  Works  Foundation 
Duke  Power  Company 
Entergy  Corporation  (Middle  South 
Electric  Systems) 

Exxon  Corporation 
Florida  Power  &  Light  Company 
General  Electric  Foundation 
Gould  Inc.  Foundation 
Gulf  States  Utilities  Company 
Idaho  Power  Company 
International  Brotherhood  of  Electrical 
Workers 


Mr.  and  Mrs.  Stanley  H.  Katz 
Matsushita  Electric  Industrial  Co.,  Ltd. 
McGraw-Edison  Company 
Minnesota  Power 
New  Jersey  Bell 
New  York  State  Electric  &  Gas 
Corporation 

North  American  Philips  Corporation 
Philadelphia  Electric  Company 
Philips  International  B.V. 

Public  Service  Electric  and  Gas 
Company 
RCA  Corporation 
Robert  Bosch  GmbH 
Rochester  Gas  and  Electric 
Corporation 

San  Diego  Gas  &  Electric 
Savannah  Electric  and  Power  Company 
Schering-Plough  Foundation 
Texas  Utilities  Company 
Thomas  &  Betts  Corporation 
Thomson  Grand  Public 
Transamerica  Delaval  Inc. 
Westinghouse  Educational  Foundation 
Wisconsin  Public  Service 
Corporation 


and  Light  Company 


A  Note  on  the  Sources 

The  pages  which  have  been 
filmed  are  the  best  copies 
available.  Every  technical 
effort  possible  has  been 
made  to  ensure  legibility. 


PUBLICATION  AND  MICROFILM 
COPYING  RESTRICTIONS 

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research. 


1887.  Electric  Light  -  Edison  United  Manufacturing  Company 
(D-87-38) 

This  folder  contains  correspondence  and  other  documents  relating  to  the 
business  of  the  Edison  United  Manufacturing  Co.  This  company  served  as  the 
sales  agent  for  various  Edison  electric  light  companies,  including  Bergmann  & 
Co.,  the  Edison  Lamp  Co.,  and  the  Edison  Machine  Works.  Much  of  the 
correspondence  is  by  Charles  E.  Chinnock,  vice  president  of  the  Edison  United 
Manufacturing  Co.,  and  relates  to  the  sale  of  electric  light  system  components 
isolated  plants,  and  central  stations.  Some  of  the  letters  pertain  to  competition 
in  the  electric  light  industry. 

Approximately  50  percent  of  the  documents  have  been  filmed.  The 
following  categories  of  documents  have  not  been  filmed:  meeting 
announcements;  routine  financial  documents;  routine  business  correspondence. 


replying  ploaso 
"The  Edison 


The  Edison  United  Manufacturing  Company, 

65  Fifth  Avenue, 


. July . 2nd....  .1887 . 


Dictated 

Thomas  A. Edison  Esq.,  President., 
East  Newark  N.J. 

My  dear  Mr.  Edison: - 


I  am  in  receipt  of  yours  of  July  1st  and  the  news 
therein  contained  is  just  about  right.  .  While  the  mercury 
outside  is  very  high  and  our  spinal  marrow  is  correspondingly  low 
you  can  well  understand  why  a  verification  of  this  kind  on  the  lamp 
question  is  particularly  opportune.  per 

If  we  are  anxious  for  15  lamps/^d^  electrical  horse- =' 
power  and  requir^f  bracing,  I  am  quite  sure  you  will  agree  with  me 
that  our  various  agents  are  also  in  need  of  the  good  news. 

I  trust  you  will  not  object  to  our  sending  a  circular  letter,  em¬ 
bodying  all  contained  in  yours,  to  our  representatives  throughout 
the  United  States. 

I  hope  that  on  your  next  visit  to  New  York,  if  you  should 
happen  up  this  way,  you  will  give  us  a  call,  as  the  knowledge  that 
I  have  your  support  is  particularly  valuable  to  anyone,  holding 
the  position  that  I  do  here. 

The  information  that  you  have  given  us,  ought  to  prove 
adequate  to  secure  every  important  installation,  upon  which  we 
have  a  chance  to  bid  and  if  it  fails  to  prove  a  Waterloo  to  our 
enemies,  I  am  ready  and  willing  to  take  the  blame. 

Trusting  that  I  may  hear  further  from  you  on  the  subject 

I  remain 


Very  truly  yours 


The  Edison  United  Manufacturing  Company, 


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In  replying  ploase 


65  Fifth  Avenue, 

NEW  YORK, . August . ,15th.. . 188  7 


Mr. T. A. Edison 
Newark,  N.  J. 

.Dear  Sir:. - 

The  .following  iresolution  .was  adopted  ;at  :the  meeting  .of  .the  .Board  :of 
Trustees  held  today, .viz. 

"  That  -on  .and  ;after  ;September  lst.next,  all  goods  supplied  to  .the  .United  Co. 
by  the  .various  shops, :be  furnished  .a.  .the  iprices  .now  ruling.less  .the  .202  .allowed 
profit,  except  :in  .the  .case  ;of  .the  Edison  ;Maohine  iworks,  which  is  ;to  .furnish  the  goods 
at  cost  of  Manufacture  .and  that  . in  :the  .event  and  whan  the  ’profits  of  the  .United  Co. 
paid  to  Bergmann  &  Co.  and  the  .Edison  tamp  Co;,  shall  have  exceeded  that  .which  .would 
be  represented  by  the  .profit  on  their  .proportion  .of  the  .business  .done  :by  :so  .much  .as 
their  :loi:ses  .have  exceeded  .their  .due  proportion, then  .a.  ire-rapportionmen't  .of  .the  .in-' 
te rests  :of  .the  irespeotive  shops  in  the  .United  ;Co.shall  :be  .had  ;on  :the  .basis  :of  .div-' 
.iding  the  .profits  .and  .losses  :in  .direct  proportion  .of  :the  ebusiness  .done':. 

A  motion  was  :then  :carried :that  :this  -iresolution  lie  .on  the  :table  .until  the 
.next  meeting.  :The  .next  meeting  :of  :the  Board  of  Trustees  will  be  held  on  Friday 
the  ,19th.  inst.;et  :2,P-.Mi  ■  ,Your  .presence  .is  .earnestly  .requested, 

j  .Very  Respectfully 


The  Edison  United  Manufacturing  Company,  ^  /  / 

65  F^ifth  Avenue, 

replying  please  address 

"The  Edison  United  Mfg.  Co."  NEW  YORK, . SQ.pt . 14.th..l887 . 188 


Edward  H. Johnson,  Esq, 

President, 

#s  16  &  18  Broad  St,  City. 

Dear  Sir:- 

I  forward  you  communication  from  Gen.  Huidekoper, 
Vice-President  &  General  Manager  of  the  Metropolitan  Telegraph 
&  Telephone  Company,  that  will  explain  itself. 

You  are  well  aware,  no  doubt,  that  the  plant  they  now 
have  is  based  on  the  old  lamps,  and  the  figures  given  them  are  so 
low,  that  we  stand  to  lose  a  small  amount  on  the  sale. 

If  you  advise  a  further  concession,  please  notify  me,  and 
I  will  act  accordingly. 


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Office  of  the  Vice-President  and  General  Manager  of 

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IS  Corllandt  Street, 


New  York,  . Sept. . 18th. . 1887. 


Edison  United  Manufacturing  Co. 

C.  E.  Chinnock,  Esq.  Vice  :Prest.  65  Fifth  Ave. 

Dear  Sir: 

I  am  informed  that  the  lamps  which  you  have  furnished  us 
require  a  current  of  7-10ths.  of  an  ampere  and  that  you  are  making  lamps 
of  only  5-10th.  of  an  ampere.  'As  it  is  very  important  that  we  should 
have  the  .best  lamps  I  beg  to  ask  that  .you  will  do  what  you  can  for  us  in 
this  partioular. 

Yours  Respectfully., 

Vice  Prest.  &  Gen.  Mangr. 


■y., . 


* 


"goric 


The  Edison  United  Manufacturing  Co. 


PAINE  &  FRANCIS,  AGENTS. 


...Sept,  loth,  l.>87 


m  .  Personal. 

T.  A.  Edison,  Esq,  , 

hare  Edison  Lamp  Go.  , 

East  Newark,  N..J. 

Dear  Sir;- 

When  in  New  York  on  the  13th  ult.  you  will  re¬ 
member  that  in  Mr.  Johnson's  office  ]  spoke  to  you  in  regard  to  the 
«f»  „  plant  to  the  Bates  Manff*.  Oo.  ,  in  which  we  were  to  use 
'l  lamps  and  103  20  c.p.  lamps;  that  these  lamps  were  to 
:w  type.  You  explained  to  me  that  the  comparative  life 
'.  P.  lamps  of  the  new  type  was  in  the  ratio 


sail 

303  24  c.  | 
be  of  the 
of  the  13,  20  and  24 


i  order  to  bring  the  conver- 


of  lb,  18,  and  22.  j  mention  this  . 
sation  back  to  your  mind. 

Upon  learning  that  these  lamps  were  needed'  b,y  Sept,  lbth 
you  very  kindly  offered  to  give  the  matter  your  personal  attention 
and  see  that  the  cutting  of  the  caroons  was  commenced  the  following 

1  was  in  wew  York  yesterday  and  was  informed  that  they 
would  be  unable  to  supply  the  new  lamp  of  these  candle  powers. 

This  sale  to  the  Bates  is  a  second  increase  from  the  orig- 
mal  plant.  On  the  first  increase  they  were  obliged  to  wait  three’ 
weeks  for  lamps  and  at  an  interview  with  the  agent  of  tne  mill 
about  the  first  of  this  month,  he  asked  me  whether  we  were  goinw 
to  have  any  delay  in  getting  the  present  lamps.  1  assured  him  ’ 
hhere  would  be  no  delay  t 
personal  attention. 

Will  you  therefore 
soon'  we  can  have  these  lamps, 
next  week. 


i  you  were  going 


;  let  r 


to  give  the  matter  your 

know  oy  return  mail  how 
ill  be  ready  to  start 


Yours  very  truly, 


Mr.  Chinnock : -- 


The  V/m.  Strange  plant  was  put  in,  I  think,  in  1881  or 
1882.  It  was  at  the  time  when  we  were  using  8  c.p.  lamps  and  were 
working  under  the  illusion  that  this  lamp  would  give  as  much  light 
as  the  ordinary  gas  burner.  I  think  Mr. Moore  was  Manager  of  the 
Isolated  Company  at  that  time.  The  Gas  Company,  as  soon  as  we 
started  our  plant,  put  in  burners  which  gave  about  20  c.p.  illum¬ 
ination  and  made  the  8  c.p.  lamp  look  very  weak.  Mr. Strange  dis¬ 
continued  the  .use  of  the  pjdison  light  and  this  Conpany  were  en¬ 
deavoring  to  fix  up  a  compromise  w  th  him  for  a  long  time  but 
failed  and  the  plant  was  taken  out  about  three  years  ago.  I 
hardly  think  the  facts  of  this  case  could  have  as  much  influence  in 
Paterson  as  Schrobder  seems  to  think. 

J. Hut chins  on, 


B^MC 

The  Edison  United  Manufacturing  Company, 

65  Fifth  Avenue, 


In  replying  please  addross 

"The  Edison  United  Mfg.  Co." 


New  yoRK,.....0cto  be  r  10, . 188.7, . 188 


Thomas  A. Edison,  President, 

The  Edison  United  Manufacturing  Co., 
Llewellyn  park,  Orange,  N.  J. 


Dear  Sir:  — 

Your  communication,  criticising  the  United  Company's 
inability  to  properly  canvas  thoir  territory,  I  take  the  liberty 
bf  answering  direct. 

Our  agent  for  New  Jersey  (  Mr.  Schroedor)  allowed  the  Sawyer- 
Man  Company  to  sell  ten  plants  in  Paterson,  either  because  he  was 
incompetent,  lacked  time,  or  the  Sawyer-Man  Company's  agent  succeed 
ed  in  convincing  the  purchasers  that  the  system  he  represented  was 
the  best  for  the  money.  Mr. Schroeder '  s  answer  please  find  en¬ 
closed. 

My  answer  is  the  utter  impossibility  for  any  one  man  unaided 
to  properly  cover  a  state  like  pew  jersey.  I  have  always  thought, 
and  do  now,  that  the  United  Company  should  have  a  representative  in 
every  large  city  in  the  United  States. 

The  plan  of  having  an  agent  secure  large  and  valuable  terri¬ 
tory,  more  than  he  can  possibly  handle,  and  then  coolly  wait  for 
the  orders  to  come  in,  is  a  dead  failuer,  as  a  means  to  down  the 
opposition. 

What  we  want  here  is  fewer  policies  and  more  agents,  joined 
with  a  reasonable  amount  of  ordinary,  everyday  common  sense.  When 
I  assumed  the  duties  of  Vice  President  ,  April  1st,  the  Company 


was  behind  at  least  Fifty  Thousand  Dollars  ($50,000(.  The  shops  2 
were  assessed  immediately,  and  it  proved  to  me  conclusively  the 
time  had  not  arrived  to  increase  the  pay  roll  to  any  great  extent. 

I  tried  in  a  feeble  way  to  prove  what  could  be  done,  by  authorizing 
an  energetic  young  man,  engaged  in  the  Telephone  business,  to  can-' 
vas  Long  Island  in  his  spare  time,  with  the  following  result: 8- 

In  five  months  lie  has  closed  nine  contracts  aggregating  3200 
lights,  in  fact  more  than  any  other  agent  in  the  United  Spates  in 
the  same  time  (outside  of  Messrs.  Humbird  &  Gorton)  and  in  the  face 
of  opposition  from  all  sides,  United  States,  Westingliouso,  Sawyer- 
Man  and  Mather,  one  plant  being  under  the  shadow  of  the  Sawyer-Man 
factory.  I  show  this  as  a  sample  of  what  can  and  should  be 
done . 

If  I  am  responsible  for  the  vacillating  policy,  and  plans 
adopted  by  this  Company  duringthe  last  six  months,  I  am  ready  to 
admit  myself  a  flat  failure  and  told  myself  in  readiness  to  step 
down  and  out  with  what  little  reputation  I  have  loft.  This  hang¬ 
ing  by  a  thread  without  proper  authority  or  confidence,  trying 
to  smooth  conflicting  interests,  I  am  heartily  sick  of. 

While  I  have  been  with  the  Company  forty  thousand  lights  have 
been  sold,  almost'  double  for  any  corresponding  period  and  at  one- 
half  loss.  I  have  made  no  attempt  to  change  any  verdict  the 
Directors  may  have  arrived  at  concerning  myself  and  ask  that  this 
be  not  considered  an  endeavor  in  that  direction. 

Hespectfully 


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aiaii#Conitiaiiyf  lias  been  inn king  a  specialty  lately  of  knitting 
mills  and  silk  factories.  Record  has  already  been  made  In  these 
columns  of  his  success  among  tho  knitting  mills  iu  tho  upper  part 
Of  the  State.  Just  recently  he  has  made  a  complete  capture 
l  atersan,  N.  J.,  where  tho  plants  supplied  and  ordered  numbo 
round  two- dozen.  Ho  has  lecelycd  orders  for  an  additional  < 
llubts  for  the  Phamix  Manufacturing  Company,  Paterson:  <; 
lights  for  tile  Hnmil  &  Booth  Manufacturing  Company,  150  for 

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jr  NEW  York.  Moves  mb  or . 12., . 1««7, . 188 


Mr.  Edison: -- 

I  have  delayed  answering  yours  of  the  V tli  inst  in 
ordei'  to  .forward  you  enclosed  statement  of  October'  business.  You 
will  notice  by  it  that  we  are  earning  at  least  $7,000  ,per  monthf 
(41  plants  closed,  10,400  lamp  capacity  as  against,  in  188(3,  28 
plants  of  4,600  lamp  capacity)  and  that  in  itself  should  be  a 
sufficient  answer  to  predictions  made  by  any  one.  Of  course  you 
are  well  awaro  of  the  wild  and  awful  prophecies  uttered  at  my 
expense  while  at  Pearl  Street.  Many  of  my  friends  holding  their 
breath  waiting  for  a  grand  and  terrible  collapse. 

I  have  one  man  travelling  in  Maine  and  >rew  Hampshire,  another 
m  Connecticut  and  a  thrid  one  will  start  Monday  morning  through 
Hew  York.  A  synopsis  of  what  they  report  I  will  forward  you  with¬ 
in  a  day  or  two.  I  am  in  communication  with  a  Mr.  Shain  of  Chi¬ 
cago,  employed  by  tlio  United  States  Company,  and  I  am  quite  cer¬ 
tain  that  he  is  an  A  1  man  in  every  respect.  It  has  been  reported 
to  me  that  Mr.  Y/arren  owes  all  his  success  to  this  man's  endeavor's 
Of  course  he  is  high  price  but  if  ho  is  the  right  man  that  will  not 
deter  my  action.  Mr.  Griffith  called  on  mo  and  I  used  my  best  on- 
deavors  to  have  him  cancel  his  engagement  wi th  the  Springfield 
Gas  Company  but  he  held  off,  stating  he  could  not  come  with  us 
before  January.  I  am  in  hopes  of  securing  ono  or  two  good  men  fro 
other  Companies,  as  I  believe-  that  men  experienced,  even  at  double 
the  salary,  are  better  than  green  men  for  immediate  results.  V/hile 
we  are  doing  double  the  business  over  accomplished  before  at  av 
lax-go  profit,  taking  our  October  statement  as  a  criterion,  I  am 
still  of  the  opinion  that  fourntimos 
rate  and  the  limit  to  the  number 
governed  by  tho  amount  of  money 
^orders. 

It  has  been  reported  to  me  by  several  outsiders  that  the 
westinghouso  Company  aro  sweeping  the  V/est  in  the  Central  Station 
Ausness  on  the  Cash  Basis.  I  am  satisfied  that  a  concontx-ated 
eifort  should  be  made  to  check  this  wholesale  business  on  tho 
of  Y/ostinghouse,  if  reports  aro  true;  Kow  would  it  do  - 
bull  by  the  horns"  and  give  intending  purchasers  tho  t 
ween  a  fac  simile  of  the  YVestinghouse  converter  i 

and  trust  to  tho  intelligence  of  our  agents  to  p:_. . .  U11U 

superiority  of  the  Edison  apparatus.  Messrs.  Eergmann  &  Liver 
have  appointed  a  Conmit.teo  to  consult  with  myself  and  try  and 
devise^some  comprehensive  scheme  that  will  cause  part  of  this  bus- 
* . -'rt  t0  this  Company.  I  certainly  would  like  to  be  in 


mount  (should  be  tho 
'  of  plants  that  can  be  sold  is 
expended  in  canvassing  for  the 


s  part 
)  take  the 
the  choice  bet- 
stem  and  our  own 


possess ioa 


ideas  eoncerningtlii  s  "branch  of  the  businosi 


Mr.  Stern  has  cor  ainly  done  very  well  in  Pittsburg  and  1%*- 
consideration  of  this  success  we  have  concluded  to  increase  his 

am2l  he  iflf  allx0l‘  P8n»«ylvania  West  of  the  Allegheny 3, 

ant,  ii  he  will  remain  true  I  an  quite  sure  he  will  accomplish  P0 od 
work  m  the  field  allotted  him.  His  spe cifi cati ons  are  certafnly 
veiy  complete  and  comprehensive  and  I  have  written  him  to  forward' 

r;r  m*  —  «u  -  «•  ■■  ■  ♦. 

llavinE  one  or  two  interviews  with  parties  operating  small 
central  stations  on  the  cash  basis,  I  am  convinced  that  one  of  the 
tnSm  rKyS  t°ib00m  that  Particular  branch  of  the  business  would  be 
0  make  existing  small  stations  thoroughly  successful.  For  in¬ 
stance,^  Mr.  Marshall,  having  charge  and  being  the  largest  stoeb- 
ii  m  a  small  central  station  in  Laconia,  N.  H.  ,  has  just  left 
oiiice  and  in  that  interview  he  states  that  ho  has  unlimited 
^'at  f\S  !,S  SSlllne  for  <?4-50  P°r  M  anci  that  he  could  place 
ghts  (at  the  present  time  he  has  but  300  inoperation)  and 
what  ho.  H^l0  S?l:L  fcl’-°  entire  Plant  to  this  Company  ,  for  25*  of 
1-at  he  paid  foi  it,  and  in  addition  to  that  will  furnish  all  power 
we  require,  up  to  130  h.P. ,  free  of  charge  for  three  years.  It  is 
and  t°  fefrain  from  buyiflg  this  entire  plant  myself 

and  taking  a  man  or  ordinary  intelligence,  send  him-on niter e  and 
Luld  Wlth  3  little  Judseniont,  at  least  20* 

could  bo  made  on  the  investment.  If  tins  is  a  -ample  of  what  other 

\Vestin0r°lltlal  Stati°fs  have  t0  Put  VTP  with,  I  do  not  wonder  that  ‘ 
Westmgaous?,  or  anybody  else,  are  closing  orders  by  the  wholesale. 


1000  lights 
yet  I10  offe 


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[ENCLOSURE] 


STAI  1?  U  E  H  T 


OCTOBER 


1887. 


Amount , 


Installation  sales, 

41  plants,  515  Dynamo  a*  10,484  lamps, 
Renewal  Sales, 

Fixture , Sale  s, 

Total  all  Dep ar tment  s , 


$66,813.44, 
35,460.25, 
14.072.49, 
$116,346.  18, 


profit. 


$4,187.66 

3,671.47, 

_ 2,931.48. 

$10,790.61 


R  u  n  n  i 


Expenses  , 


Office  salaries,  § 

Rent  ft  Jfousa  Expense, 

Stationary  ft  Printing, 

Inspection  ft  Estimates, 

Advertising, 

A.  H.  Reoce, 

Repair  Shop, 

Fixture  Department, 

Interest,  account, 

Travelling  agents,  not  including  salaries, 
Insurance, 


1,525.  33 

233.43, 
558. 65 
481. 11 
198.08 
378.88, 
292. 94 

229.44, 
276. 92, 

50. 

26.52, 


$4,251. 36. 


Total  collections  month,  62,907.97, 

Bills  Payable  issued  month,  44,746.68, 
Amounts  deducted  from  vouchers  71/2# 
as  per  agreement  &  credited 
to  Profit  ft  Loss  A/C, 

Edison  Lanp  Co.,  $29(3.42 

Edison  Machine  Works,  730.85, 

Bergmann  ft  Co.  ,  906. 53.  $  1,933.80 


■  PI  - 


THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS, 

SHAFTING  DEPARTMENT. 

49.Dey  Street, 

•ft.' 


New  York,..., 


. .188 


Wo  1 1  i.  ccmsp  o  ?  -VPou . : . Nov  31st, . '/$£ . 7 

My  Dear  Edison:- 

Since  my  meeting  with  you, and  the  other  members  of 
The  United  Company, on  Friday  last;I  have  given  my  whole  thought  to 
your  proposition, and  liberal  as  it  is:as  relates  to  compensation 
and  control  of  the  business, and  much  as  I  would  like  to  associate 
myself  with  you  personally, by  becoming  the  head  of  so  important  a 
branch  of  one  of  your  enterprises, I, find  that  my  other  business  re¬ 
lations, my  home  life, and  the  duty  I  owe  to  my  children, precludes 
the  possibility  of  my  accepting  it. 

I  could  write  a  long  communication, multiplying  my'^reasons 
for  declining, but  you  know  as  well  as  I  do, that  werej i  to  under¬ 
take  it, I  should  sacrifice  every  other  interest  for  success, and 
this  under  the  circumstances  I  can  not  do. 

I  appreciate  the  tender  of  the  position  to  me, more  than'‘l 
can  express, and  the  fact  of  having  been  the  first  and  unanimous 
choice  of  T^e  United  Company,  is  a  compliment.;,,  £.  s'hW'l/rfot  soon 
forget  it, as  it  demonstrates  that  my  past  efforts  in  pioneering, 
were  not  wholly  unappreciated, I  beg  however  to,  say, that  if  at  any  \ 
time  occasion  should  require  any  special  work) such  as  preventing 
_a  competitor  from, closing  a  contract  for  a  plant  in  some-desirable 
terri tory, y6t>~  ard;  .a^li!i>erwfe4S-?sg-,M- on  and j  I  promise  to  give  ,  < 

,you  my  best  efforts, either  with.o^  without  compensation;  at 


(a) 


To  Tlios  A, Edison, Ksq. 

discretion.  An  as  a  further  evidence  that  I. still  retain  my  old 
time  enthusiasm  and  convictions  of  the  superiority  of  the  Bdison 
Systems  of.  Electric  Lighting, I  will  promise  to  sell  not  less  than 
three  Central  Stations  on  your  cash  basis, before  the  first  day  of 
January  next.  Again  thanking  you, and  through  you, the  other  mem¬ 
bers  of  The  United  Company  for  the  compliment  you  have  paid  me, 

I  remain 


(/.*.  .SW),  fjoc  Ye.  /f. 

Memorandum. 

The  enclosed  letter  was  dictated  on  Monday  last  before  I 
sent  the  telegram  to  you  of  that  datejbut  after  further  considera¬ 
tion  of  the  subject  I  have  concluded  to  not  take  Bold  of  the  mat- 

.Y. 


ter  at  this  time. 


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The  I'ollov/inp  is  an  extract  from  the  minutes  of  a 
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The  Edison  United  Manufacturing  Company, 

65  Fifth  Avenue, 


. pec  -.-mber  21, 188  7 ,  |. 


Leonard  &  Izard'  i 
A.  H.  Keece's  tei 


State  of  Maine,  Paine  &  Francis 


Here  is  a  list  of  the  salaries  and  expenses  in  con¬ 
nection  with  our  travelling  agents: -- 

territory,  one  agent,  salary,  $2500. 

expenses,  1500. 

ritory,  one  agent,  salary,  1200. 

,  _  expenses,  about,  1200. 

w.  S.  I’egcr  s  territory,  travelling  agent, salary,  1000. 

Hughes  &  Browning's  territory,  W.  A. Giles,  salary,  '  93G. 

n  expenses,  1200. 

"  Oeo. H.Moseman,  salary,  936. 

expenses,  1200. 

H. Cothron,  salary,  936. 

expenses,  1200. 

I  e>pect  to  secure  the  services  of  Mr.  Slattery, 

which  will  increase  the  expenditures-  about.  .'$4000. 
Making  a  total  of,  $17808. 

In  regard  to  the  7  1/2*  will  say  that  this  was  originally 
intended  to  make  good  loses  but  subsequently  the  matter  was  talked 
over  and  changed,  and  it  is  to  be  used  on  account  of  payments  on 
cap ita 1  stock.  At  the  last  meeting  of  the  Executive  Committee  it 
vas  definitely  settled  sonthat  the  7  1/2*  is  practically  eliminated 
and  cannot  be  considered  as  additional  profits  in  connection  with 
the  business. 

Mr.  Johnson  has  forwarded  me  your  remarks  in  connection  with 
the  transformer  on  arc  light  circuits.  What  do  you  think  of  the 
idea  of  making  a  drive  for  that  kind  of  business,  that  is,  adver¬ 
tising  it  in  the  technical  papers? 

The  amount  this  Coup  any  nets  from  the  plant  sold  by  Mr.  Mose- 
man,  the  agent  that  succeeded  in  closing  a  contract  after  being  in 
our  employ  three  days,  is  $150.  Of  course  that  would  pay  his 
salary  and  expenses  for  one  month. 

Truly  yours, 


1887.  Electric  Light  -  Edison  Wiring  Company  (D-87-39) 

This  folder  contains  correspondence  and  other  documents  relating  to  the 
formation  and  operations  of  the  Edison  Wiring  Co.  This  company  served  as 
the  contractor  for  the  installation  of  Edison  electric  light  systems.  Among  the 
documents  are  proposals  for  wiring  work  at  Edison’s  West  Orange  laboratoiy 
and  at  Henry  B.  Auchincloss’  house  in  Llewellyn  Park. 

All  the  documents  have  been  filmed. 


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Mr.  0.  A.  Tate, 

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Dear  Sir:  - 


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The  writer  has  been  informed  of  your  verbafc  agreement  with  Mr.  Bergmann  re¬ 
garding  the  subscription  to  a  certain  nuniber  of  shares  of  the  capital  stook  of  this  Co,, 
but  in-as-much  as  Mr.  Bergmann  had  forgotten  the  number  that  you  were  to  take,  I  have 
been  unable  to  notify  you  of  the  amount  due  on  your  assessments.  Kindly  advile  me  at 
your  convenience  whether  it  is  five  or  ten  shares,  and  I  will  then  immediately  mail  you 
bill  of  assessments  now  due,  and  hold  your  stock  ready  for  delivery  pendititf  the  receipt 
of  your  check. 

Very  t|:uly  yours. 


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Dictated. 


Mr.  A.  0.  Tata, 

;  40  -  42  Wall  St..,  City. 

;  Dear  Sir:  - 

Acknowledging  the  receipt  of  your  esteemed  favor  of  the  4th.  inst..,  I  beg  to 
state  that  my  letter  of  Oct.  29th.  was  in  accordance  with  the  request  of  Mr.  Bergmann, 
who,  I  am  quite  sure  misunderstood  the  matter  :of  your  subscribing  to  the  stock  of  this 
Company. 

Regretting  that  you  should  have  been  troubled  with  a  request  of  this  nature, 
without  in  the  least  meriting  it,  I  am 


Very  truly  etc., 


su- 


TELEPHONE  CALL,  1 


EDISON  WI^I-NGE0( 

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Dictated.  * 


Mr.  Chas.  Batchelor., 

Orange,  New  Jersey. 

Dear  Sir:  - 

Enclosed. herein,  we  beg.  to  hand  you  .proposal  and  duplicate  for  wiring  the 
Edison  Laboratory  located  at  Orange,  N.J.  You  will  notice  that  with  the .exception, of 
a  few  flexible  pendants,  we  have  included  no  fixtures.  This.was  done  simply .because 
we  were  unaware  of  what  you  required.  .If  you  desire  us  to  furnish  the.f ixtures,  kindly 
send  us  memoranda. of  the.klnd  or  class  you  desire  and  we.will.be  only  too  glad  to  send 
you  suppllmentary  proposal.  Awaiting  .your,  advice,  ..we  beg  to  :be 
Very  truly  yours, 

EDISON  WIBINQ  CO. 

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65  Fifth  Ave. , 

tle.w  York,  December  27th.  ,  1887. 

Auohincloss,  Esq., 

Orangs,  fe  j. 

Dear  Sir:-  ‘ 

Being  im possible  to  arrive  at  a  stated  .figure  /or  doing  j 
;!  th3  wor'«  required  at,. war  premises,  located  as' above,  we  hereby 
propose  and  agree  to  wjJw^sioh  changes  ait  yo>v  my  direct  on  the  fol-, 

::  l o, wing  terms:  ^  i 

Material  supplied  at  market  prises,  plus  cost  of  handling. 
;  •  Labor  at  $4>  P®r  daSi  °ar  .fare  to  and  from  Ne.u  York  for  I 

each  man  employed  per  day,  in.  addition,  j 

This  proposal  contemplates,  the  placing  imposition  o/ 
switches,  and  plugs  and  to  make  connection  with  tubes,  and  the  testing1 
out  ,of  entire  building.  Where  tests  are  imperfect  the  wiring  will  i 
be. put  in  proper  condition  for  carrying  the  current,  but  where  test-  ; 
ing  shows  that  circuits  are  Ur  working  condition,  ttfey  will.. be  left  | 
as  found.  This  proposal  however,  do ei:  not  contemplate  this  Companys  I 
assuming  any  responsibil ity  /or  the  work  placed  in  position  by  j 

original  contract  and  not  altered  in  accordance  with  the  Edison  stand¬ 
ards. 

111’.,  .  Respectfully  submitted,  : 

jj  SDISON  WIRING  CO. 

[Signed.]  Frank  M  Kitohell 

Seo-y.  | 

EDISON  WIRPNG  CO.  ! 

Gentlemen: - 

l  .  I  .hereby  accept. -your  proposition  ais  stated  in  ! 

lithe  above,  and  will  pay  .your  bill  when  done. 

||  Hespeot/ully  ..yours, 

j;  [Signed.]  Henry  Bb  Auohincloss. 

Bated  31  Deer.  1887. 


1887.  Electric  Light  -  Foreign  -  General  (D-87-41) 

This  folder  contains  correspondence  and  other  documents  relating  to  the 
establishment  of  electric  lighting  systems  in  foreign  countries.  Included  is 
correspondence  regarding  the  lamp  manufacturing  concern  in  Berlin,  Germany 
operated  by  Deutsche  Edison  Gesellschaft. 


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[ENCLOSURE] 


ESTIMATE  OB'  'LIGHTS* 

PUBLIC  BUILDINBS.  Proposed 

Mo.  of  Lights.  Yearly  Rental* 

Governors  Residence  100  <&£  800 


Colonial  Hospital  60 
District  Hospital  30 
Police  Hospital  10 
Jail  I  -30 
Princess  Building  SO 
Police  Barracks  30 
English  Cathedral  SO 
Rom*  Cath*  Cathedral  30 
All  Saints*  Church  30 
Gov’t.  Printing  Office*  30 


420 


150 

30 

10 

50 

50 

100 

440 

550 

30 


INSIDE  LIGHTS* 


Public  Buildings  as  per  Schedule  480 

300  1st  rated  Houses  at  12  lights  each  3.6O6 

■sf  4,020 


Maximum  in  use  at  one  time  2-3  of  total  installed, say 
2,700  lamps  of  12  candle  power* 

2,700  in  use  for  3  hrs*  nightly  -  8,100 

875  in  use  for  2  hrs.nightly  -  1.350 

9,450 


9,450  ni$itly  lamp  hrs.X  365  -annual  output  of 
OUTSIDE  LIGHTS 

500  Street  Lamps  in  use  10  hrs.  nightly  for  26 
nights  per  month  equal  an  annual  output  of 

Total  annual  output  of  say  5,000,000  L  HrsU 


3,449,25G,L5Hrs 

1.560.000  L  Hrs 
5,009,250 


[ENCLOSURE] 


I  N  ST.I  D  E  LIGHTS. 

Private  houses  only  3,600  at  a  maximum  of  2-3  in  use 
equals  2,400  lamps. 

2,400  in  use  for  3  hrs.  nightly  -  7,200 

600  in  use  for  2  hrs  nightly  1T200 

8,400  nightly  L  Iirs* 

or  an  annual  output  for  privaterhouses  only  of  3,066,000  lsnp 
hours*  As  the  lamps  are  of  twelve  candle  power  this  output  equals 
18*396  "Thousands"  of  Electricity,  a  "Thousand"  feeing  equal  to  the 
amount  of  light  obtained  from  1,000  cubic  feet  of  gas  or  there¬ 
abouts* 


MAINTENANCE  OP  PLANT* 

Inside  Lights  3,440,000  lamps  hrs  at  40  Watts  -16.  .Jj  H*P*Hours. 

Outside  Lights  1,360,000  "  "  at  70  "  145.600  H*P*Hours. 

329,066 


Add  loss  by  Transformers  5#  16.453 

345,519 

Add  loss  in  Cables  10#  34.541 

380,070 

Add  loss  in  Dynamos  20#  76.014 

Total  Annual  Energy  456,084 


To  maintain  this  amount  of  Energy  if  the  consumption  of  coal  be 
taken  at  3  lbs*  per  horse  power  hour,  520  tons  will  be  necessary* 

Coal  say  550  tons  at  26/(/'l^!^*^5  In 

Oil  and  waste,  20#  on  above  say^  ^  150 

Water,  so 

Superintendence  and  J.abour  as  per  sohedtde  2,010 

Office  Rent  say  'lOO 

Director's  Pees  say  150 

General  Repairs  to  Plant  say  iqq 

3,240 

Contingencies  add  10#  . 334 

Annual  Cost  of  Maintenance  cf  3.564 


MANUFACTURERS  OF  MACHINERY  AND  TOOLS. 

TELEGRAPH  ADDRESS,  SHARPE,  PROVIDENCE.  PROVIDENCE,  R.  I.  JUly  13^  1387, 

Mr.  Thomas  A.  Edison, 

104  Goerck  St., New  York,  N.  Y. 

Dear  Sir;-  We  have  received  a  small  order  from 
"Deutsche  Edison  Gesellschaft,  Sehlegel-Strasse  26,  Berlin  N. ,Prussia, 
Germany, "which  they  say  they  will  remit  us  for  on  receipt  of  invoice. 
As  we  have  no  knowledge . of  the  credit  of  this  concern  and  thinking 
you  might  be  posted  in  the  matter,  we  wish  to  inquire  if  their  finan¬ 
cial  standing  is  good.  The  present  matter  is  a  small  one,  but  as  it 
may  lead  to  further  business,  we  thought  best  to  post  ourselves  now. 
If  you  will  kindly  give  us  any  information  in  your  power,  you  will 
very  much  oblige, 


JfJI 


&  JP  yiSpuTSOHE  EDISON 

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1887.  Electric  Light  -  Foreign  -  Edison  &  Swan 
United  Electric  Light  Company,  Ltd.  (D-87-42) 

This  folder  contains  correspondence  relating  to  the  affairs  of  the  Edison 
&  Swan  United  Electric  Light  Co.,  Ltd.  Almost  all  of  the  letters  are  by  S. 
Flood  Page,  secretaiy  of  the  company.  Many  of  them  deal  with  jumbo  dynamos 
manufactured  for  the  Edison  central  station  in  Milan,  Italy.  Others  concern 
improved  Edison  lamps  shipped  from  continental  Europe  to  the  United 
Kingdom  without  the  consent  of  Edison  &  Swan. 

Approximately  90  percent  of  the  documents  have  been  filmed.  The 
following  categories  of  documents  have  not  been  filmed:  meeting 
announcements;  documents  that  duplicate  information  in  selected  material. 


dear  sir, 

THE  BOARD  HAVE  HAD  UNDER  CONSIDERATION  THE  QUESTION  OF 
PAYMENT  OF  RENEWAL  FEES  FOR  PATENTS.  THESE  ARE  RATHER  HEAVY,  AS  DURING 
THE  YEAR  1887  WE  SHALL  HAVE  TO  PAY  a'  FEE  OF  £10  EACH'  ON  TWENTY  EIGHT 
u.DI  SON  PATENTS.  THE  BOARD  ARE  OF  COURSE  MOST  ANXIOUS  TO  MAINTAIN  IN 
FULL  FORCE  ALL  THE  PATENTS  THAT  THEY  ARE  ADV  I  SED  ARE,  OR  CAN  POSSIBLY 
BECOME,  OF  VALUE.  '  BUT  AT  THE  SAME  TIME  THEY  TH  INK  THAT  THERE  IS  NO 
USEFUL  OBJECT  TO  BE  GAINED  BY  MAINTAINING  IN  FORCE  PATENTS  WH  ICH  THEIR 
SCIENTIFIC  ADVISERS  TELL  THEM  ARE  NOT  LIKELY  TO  BE  OF. ANY  FINANCIAL 
ADVANTAGE  TO  THE  COMPANY.  BEING  ANXIOUS  HOWEVER  TO  CARRY  YOU  THOROUGH- 
-LY  WITH  THEM  IN  THE  MATTER  THEY  HAVE  INSTRUCTED  ME  TO  ASK  WHETHER  YOU 
SEE  any  OBJECTION  TO  ALLOWING  THE  FOLLOWING  PATENTS  TO  DROP-  THAT  IS, 


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/yours  very  TRULY, 


IRETARYi 


TELECRAPHIC  ADDRESSES. 


. aMD  F£BHUARY» . 

s:.  <:. 


I  CABLED  YOU  TODAY  AS  FOLLOWS: - 

"HAVE  BEEN  EXPECTING  LETTER  REFERENCE  YOUR  CABLE  CANCELLING  LETTER 
NINTH  NOVEMBER.  MANIFESTLY  SOME  MISUNDERSTANDING  ON  YOUR  PART. 

IF  YOU  HAD  ANSWERED  OUR  CABLE  AND  LETTER  WITH  REFERENCE  TO  DYNAMOS 
FOR  MILAN  NO  DELAY  WOULD  HAVE  TAKEN  PLACE.  PLEASE  WRITE  YOUR  VIEWS. 
EDI  SWAN"  WHICH  I  NOW  BEG  TO  CONFIRM. 

AWAITING  YOUR  REPLY, 


YOURS  TRULY, 


J .  Cov2  y 


rQ 


SECRETARY. 


T.  A.  EDI80N  ESQ.  , 

42,  WALL  STREET, 

NEWYORK, 


DEAR  SIR, 

I  BEG  TO  ACKNOWLEDGE  THE  RECEIPT  TODAY  OF  YOUR  LETTER  OF 
THE  24 TH  JANUARY  IN  WHICH  YOU  CONFIRM  THE  TELEGRAM  WHICH  YOU  SENT  ON 
THE  I3TH  ULTIMO  AS  FOLLOWS?-  ; 

"EDISWAN  LONDON.  OFFER' CONTA  INED  MY  LETTER  NOVEMBER 
9TH  LAST  AS  TO  ADJUSTMENT  OF  PATENT  ACCOUNTS  AND  FUTURE  PATENTS  IS  HERE- 
-BY  CANCELLED.  ED  I60N.M 

YOUR  LETTER  G0E8  ON  TO  8AY.J-  * 'SUCH  A  LENGTH  OF  TIME  HAS 
ELAPSED  SINCE  I  MADE  THE  PROPOSAL  TO  YOU  THAT  IN  JUSTICE  TO  MYSELF  I 
FEEL  COMPELLED  TO  CANCEL  MY  PROPOSAL.  '  • 

YOUR  LETTER  IS  BASED  UPON  A  COMPLETE  MISCONCEPTION  OF 
WHAT  HAS  TAKEN  PLACE,  OF  WHICH  PERHAP8  YOU  ARE  NOT  AWARE,  OWING  TO  YOUR 


RECENT 


ILLNESS*  I  FEEL  8URE  THAT  AFTER  READING  THIS  LETTER  YOU  WILL  SEE  THAT 
THE  DELAY  HA8  ARISEN  ON  YOUR  SIDE  AND  NOT  ON  OURS*  IN  YOUR  LETTER  OF 
9TH  NOVEMBER  AMONGST  OTHER  THINGS  YOU  STATES- 

"  LORD  ANSON  THOROUGHLY  UNDERSTANDS  MY  IDEAS  IN  RELATION 
TO  THIS  MATTER  AND  I  WOULD  SUGGE8T  THAT  YOU  HAVE  AN  INTERVIEW  WITH  HIM 
ON  THE  SUBJECT." 

YOUR  LETTER  OF  9TH  NOVEMBER  REACHED  US  ABOUT  THE  BOTH 
OF  THAT  MONTH  AND  THERE  WAS  A  BOARD  MEETING  ON  THE  23RD  AT  WHICH  LORO 
ANSON  EXPLAINED  AT  LENGTH  YOUR  VIEWS  AND  WISHES.  AND  LAID' GREAT  STRESS 
ON  YOUR  DESIRE  THAT  WE  SHOULD  ENDEAVOUR  TO  SELL  THE  JUMBO  DYNAMOS  TO  THE 
MILAN  EDISON  COMPANY  AND  I  WAS  INSTRUCTED  TO  GO  TO  MILAN  AND  ENDEAVOUR  TO 
EFFECT  THE  SALE  IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH  YOUR  WISHES.  AT  THIS  TIME  WE  WERE 
DAILY  EXPECTING  THAT  OUR  LAMP  PATENT  CASE  WOULD  BE  TRIED  IN  THE  COURT  OF 
APPEAL  AND  TH 18  PREVENTED  MY  STARTING  FOR  MILAN  TILL  THE  FIRST  WEEK  IN 
DECEMBER*  PROFE8SOR  COLOMBO  BEING  IN  ROME,  I  HAD  TO  GO  THERE  TO  SEE 
HIM;  AFTER  SEVERAL  INTERVIEWS  WITH  PROFESSOR  COLOMBO,  MR.LIEB  AND  OTHER 
OFFICIALS  OF  THE  COMPANY,  THE  ITALIAN  COMPANY  AGREED  ON  I6TH  DECEMBER  TO 
PURCHA8E  TWO  OF  THE  JUMBO  DYNAMOS,  PROVIDED  THAT  THE  DYNAM08  IN  QUESTION 


WERE 


OF  THE  SAME  TYPE  AS,  AND  COULD  BE  WORKED  IN  MULTIPLE  ARC  WITH,  THE  JUMBO 
DYNAMOS  NOW  USED  IN  THE  MIOAN  CENTRAL  STATION,  I  LEFT  MILAN  FOR  LONDON 
THE  MORNING  AFTER  THAT  ARRANGEMENT  WAS  MADE  AND  ON  BOTH  DECEMBER  I  SENT 
YOU  THE  FOLLOWING  TELEGRAMJ- 


"  PLEASE  CABLE  WHETHER  THE  RESISTANCE  OF  ARMATURES  AND 
FIELD  MAGNETS  AND  GENERAL  ELECTRICAL  AND  MECHANICAL  DETAILS  OF  OUR  JUMBO 
DYNAMOS  WHICH  YOU  HAVE  IN  NEWYORK  ARE  IDENTICAL  WITH  MILAN  STATION  DYNA- 


FROM  THAT  DAY  TO  THE  RECEIPT  OF  YOUR  TELEGRAM  CANCELLING  YOUR  LETTER  OF 
9TH  NOVEMBER  WE  HAD  BEEN  WAITING  FOR  SOME  COMMUNICATION  FROM  YOU. 

IF  YOU  HAD  ANSWERED  OUR  CABLEGRAM  IN  TOE  AFFIRMATIVE  OR 
THE  DYNAMOS,  WE  SHOULD  HAVE  BEEN  IN  A  T 
TO  YOU  AT  ONCE  INFORMING  YOU  HOW  MANY  DYNAMOS  WERE  LEFT 
YOUR  OFFER}  BUT  UNTIL  YOU  GIVE  US  THAT  INFORMATION  WE 


-THER  WE.  HAVE  FOUR  DYNAMOS  TO  HAND  OVER  AGAINST  PATENTS 
IF  THE  MILAN  COMPANY  WERE  A 


SHOULD  ONLY  HAVE  THE  OTHER 


“TORS  NOT  HAVING  ACCEPTED  YOUR  OFFER  OR  DONE  ANYTHING  IN  THE  MATTER,  I 
THINK  YOU  WILL  SEE  THAT  WE  HAVE  DONE  ALL  IN  OUR  POWER  TO  ACT  IN  ACCOR- 
-DANCE  WITH  YOUR  WISHES  AS  CONVEYED  TO  US  BY  LORD  ANSON  AND  IF  IT  HAD 
NOT  BEEN  FOR  THE  UNFORTUNATE  FACT  THAT  YOU  D  ID  NOT  ANSWER  OUR  CABLE  AS 
TO  WHETHER  THE  DYNAMOS  WOULD  WORK  WITH  THOSE  AT  MILAN  THE  WHOLE  MATTER 
WOULD  HAVE  SEEN  COMPLETED  IN  THE  MONTH  OF  DECEMBER.  PROFESSOR  COLOMBO 
IS  NATURALLY  ANXIOUS  TO  KNOW  WHETHER  HE  HAS  BOUGHT  THE  DYNAMOS  OR  NOT, 


BUT  THAT  DEPENDS  UPON  THE  INFORMATION  1 


i  HAVE  BEEN  EXPECTING  FROM 


YOU  AND  WHICH  WE  HAVE  NOT  YET  RECEIVED.  I  FEEL  SURE  THAT  AFTER  TH 
EXPLANATION  YOU  WILL  SEE  THAT  THE  DELAY  HAS  NOT  RESTED  WITH  U8  BUT  T 
WE  HAVE  BEEN  Y/AITING  FOR  AN  ANSWER  TO  OUR  CABLE  AND  LETTER  OF  20TH  A 
22ND  DECEMBER  AND  THAT  THERE  Is  THEREFORE  NO  REASON  WHY  YOU  SHOULD  C 
-CEL  THE  OFFER  CONTAINED  IN  YOUR  LETTER  OF  9TH  NOVEMBER,  1886. 


I  AM,  DEAR  8  I  R, 


vf'  ^£d?cLPa^ 


secretary. 


CABLeo  V0U  A8  FOLLOWS  ON  28Trt,;  uCtimo:--:  .  -  .5  '.  'i 

'PLEASE  CABLE  WHETHER  OUR  JUMBO -ijVNAMOS^'l^wok^WITH  • 

MILAN  DYNAMOS,  **  :  . 


**  MOST  INCONVENIENT  WE  HAVE  No' ANSWER  OUR  REPEATED  *  V 

CABLES  REGARDING  OUR  DYNAMOS  WORKING  WITH  M I  LAN  ^DYNAMOS*  PLEASE  REPLY.- 
I  AWAIT  YOUR  REPLY  ON  TH  IS  POINT  AND  TRUST  TO  RECEIVE  It" 
IN  THE  COURSE  OF  TOMORROW.  AS  THE  DELAY  IN  FUrN'ISH  ING  US  WITH  WE  INFOR¬ 
MATION  ,N  QUESTION  IS  SERIOUSLY  PREJUDICING  OUR  PROSPECT  V  BE  ING  ABLE 

TO  DISPOSE  OF  THE  MACHINES  IN.  QUESTION -TO  THE  MILAN  COMPANY^CVU^^, 

'  •  ■  .  ;  "  (fir 

I  AM,  DEAR  SIR, 


YOURS  TRULY, 


TELEGRAPHIC  ADDRESSES, 


Ztmdtms.  . 3rd  .March,  1887  . . 

s.ur 


T. A. Edison  Esq., 

42, Wall  Street, 

New  York... 

Dear  Sir, 

I  thank  you  for  your  cablegram  received  this  morning  as 

f.ollows:- 

■Your  dynamos  will  work  all  right  with  those  si  at 
Milan.  Edison*. 


I  write  today  to  Milan  and  I  have  no  doubt  that  in 
the  course  of  a  very  few  days  I  shall  be  in  a  position  to  communi- 
-cate  with  you  telling  you  what  we  wish,  done  in  regard  to  the 
dynamos, and  carrying  out  the  instructions  of  the  Board  as  given  , 
in  November  last,  which  would  as  I  have  already  told  you  in  a  pre- 
-vious  letter  been  carried  out  long  ago  but  that  we  had  not  until 
today  received  any  answer  to  our  cables  and  letters  with  reference 

to  the  machines  at  New  York  working  with  those  at  Milan. 

I  am,  dear  Sir, 

Yours  truly. 


Secretary 


SAMUEL  INSULL  E8Q., 

42,  WALL  8TREET, 

NEW  YORK*  U.8.A. 


MY  DEAR  SIR, 

I  THAHK  YOU  FOR  YOUR  LETTER  OF  3RD  INSTANT  TO  HAND  THIS 
MORNING  CONFIRMING  YOUR  CABLEGRAM  OF  2ND  INSTANT. 

I  AM  VERY  GLAD  INDEED  TO  LEARN  THAT  MR.  ED  ISON  IS  RAPIDLY 
REGAINING  HIS  HEALTH.:  I 

YOURS  VERY  TRULY, 


SECRETARY. 


TELEGRAPHIC  ADDRESSES. 

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NEW  YORK.  U.  8.  / 


DEAR  SIR, 

;l  THANK  YOU  FOR  YOUR  LETTER  OF  7TH  INSTANT,  CONFIRMING 
YOUR  CABLEGRAM  OF  8AME  DATE  8TATING  THAT  OUR  DYNAU08  ARE  EXACTLY  THE 
SAME  MECHANICALLY  AND  ELECTRICALLY  AS  THOSE  AT  MILAN. 

I  HOPE  TO  BE  ABLE  TO  SEND  YOU  8HIPPING  INSTRUCTIONS  FOR 


TWO  OF  THESE  MACH  I NE8  VERY  SHORTLY. 


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si.ui.e  in  your  account  amount.  to  $11,215  which  v.’e  taJce  i 
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railways  or  gas  engines  you  know  this  Company  has 

nothing  whatever  to  do.  I  find  from  an  analysis  of  your  account 
together  with  that  ox'  Mr .Hand ford  that  on  the  patents  via:  Noe. 
1019,  1022,  1882  ,  3894  and  3961  there  has  been  paid  a  sum  -of 

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We  have  sold  altogether  3  of  the  JigoVtyiWos ,  but. 
aB  ^Hat  ^ich  ws  8°ld  for  Holland  war  acme  time  ago  we  do  r/-t  take 
the  price  we  got  for  that  dynamo  as  „  criterion  oi'  the  orice  at,  the 
present  time.  We  hav*  sold  the  two  <V  nemos  to  the  Milan  Owp&ny 
for  i'laOO.  We  purpose  therefore  asking  you  to  take  CVSP  our  two’ 
dynamos  which  will  be  left  after  you  nave  shipped  two  to  the  Milan 
Company  at  the  same  price  vis:  *1800  and  then  we  should,  propose 
sending  you  a  cheque  for  £210:13:6,  making  the  total  payment  on  our. 

part  equivalent  t.o  £2010:13:8. 

fe-  ■  •  .1"  : 

f  ••You "sire  aware  that  some  of  the  patents  are 'not  re- 

-garded  by  the  Directors  ru;  of  any  value  to  us  in  this  country, but 
on  the  other  hand  we  fully  'realise  that  you  wish  to  deal  with  them 
as  a  whole  and  therefore  we  no  longer  ask  you  to  allow  'us  to  take 
a  part  but  re  agree  on  the  above  terms  to  take  the  whole  of  the 
British.  Patents  that  you  have  taken  out  sinpe  the  formation  of  the 
Edison  Company  excepting  those  which  |^e'> numerated  above  and 
which  have  nothing  to  do  with  ol  eci^fo'*Uf^ting. 

I  need  hardly  remind  you  that  we  lose  a  very  con- 
-sid enable 


My  dear  Sir, 

It>  has  come  to  our  knowledge  that  a  number  of  your 


new  lamps  have  been  introduced  into  England  without  going  through 
this  Company,  and  we  have  reason  to  believe  that  they  have  been 
sent  into  England  by  Mr .Dyer  your  representative  at  Antwerp.  I 
feel  certain  that  you  are  not  aware  of  these  lamps  having  been 
sent  into  England.  You  will  however  see  that  it  is  of  the  utmost 
importance  to  this  Company,  who  have  purchased  from  the  BdiBon 
Electric  Light  Company  the  whole  of  their  rights  that  your  agent 
should  protect  our  interests  and  .that  everything  that  belongs  to 
this  Company  and  which  comes  from  America  should  only  be  supplied 
to  our  order  and  through  us.  Keeling  sure  that  you  will  assist  . 
us  in  ascertaining  the  number  of  lamps  that  have  been  introduced 
into  England  and  the  persons  by  whom  t^ey  have  been  introduced,  so 


that 


TELEGRAPHIC  ADDRESSES, 


r~"  sj 

. . 

s.wr 


that  we  may  receive  payment  in  full  for  the  same  and  if  necessary 
take  proceedings  against  them. 

I  am.  My  dear  Sir, 

Yours  very  truly, 

.  tfSbntt 

Secretary.^ 


W-tuffl/.  19th  December. 


T. A. Edison  Esq., 

42, Wall  Street, 

New  York. 


My  dear  Sir, 

I  beg  to  acknowledge  and  thank  you  for  your  letter 

of  7th  instant.  I  am  very  much  obliged  for  the  conclusive  answer 

1  . 

that  you  have  made  with  reference  to  my  belief  that  some  of  your 
newest  form  of  lamps  were  being  sent  to  England.  I  felt  sure 
that  in  addressing  you  direct  you  would  give  me  exact  information, 
and  so  certain  was  I  that  you  would  do  this  that  I  have  not  raen- 
-tioned  the  fact  of  ray  letter  to  you  to  my  Board  or  treated  it  in 
any  sense  in  an  official  way.  I  think  it  however  only  right  to 
say  that  I  did  not  write  to  you  without  mature  consideration, and 
after  I  had  satisfied  myself  that  although  I  was  not  able  to  ob- 
-tain  any  of  your  new  lamps  some  of  them  had  arrived  in  England. 
All  that  I  can  say  is  that  some  persons  in  London  had  made  promises 
which  they  were  unable  to  fulfil  as  certain  of  your  new  lamps  had 


been  promised  to  a  gentleman  in  London  who  waB  himself  my  infor- 
-mant. 

I  am  glad  you  are  doing  so  much  business  with  the 
new  lamp  in  America  and  I  am  sure  that,  you  will  also  be  glad  to 
hear  that  our  business  is  increasing  in  London  and  that  there  is 
every  prospect  of  our  turning  this  Company  into  a  financial  suc- 
-ce8s.  We  have  been  a  long  time  about  it,  but  it  is  difficult 
to  exaggerate  the  state  of  confusion  and  mess  in  which  the  finan- 
-cial  affairs  of  the  Company  were  when  the  amalgamation  was  ef- 
-fected. 

Again  thanking  you,  lut^  Jjv  a.  %'iu^ 

I  am, 

Yours  very  truly. 


1887.  Electric  Light  -  Foreign  -  Edison’s  Indian  & 

Colonial  Electric  Company,  Ltd.  (D-87-43) 

This  folder  contains  correspondence  and  other  documents  by  Charles 
Francis  Stone  regarding  money  owed  the  defunct  law  firm  of  Porter,  Lowrey, 
Soren  &  Stone  by  Edison’s  Indian  &  Colonial  Electric  Co.,  Ltd. 

All  the  documents  have  been  filmed. 


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— : . . . . _June_6:th,  7 

Wy  near  Hr.  Tate:- 

Please  inform  me  whether  you  have  done  any¬ 
thing,  and  if  so  what,  in  regard  to  the  eolleetion  of  my  late 
firm's  share  of  the  moneys  coming  rrom  the  Edison  Colonial  Co;  and 
oblige 

Yours  Truly,  ,, 


A.  0.  Tate, 


Esq. 


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[ENCLOSURE] 


i°  Thomas  A.  Edison,  55*. 


No,  15  Broad  Street, 

New  York,  June  7,  1887. 

Dear  Rir:- 

I  have  received  your  favor  of  yesterday. 

You  will  see  by  the  enclosed  copies  of  a  letter  from  me  to  Mr.  In- 
sull  of  Oct.  18,  1886,  and  of  his  reply  thereto  dated  Oct.  18, 

1886,  that  the  enclosed  account  statesr-correctly  the  sum  due  by  Mr. 
Edison  to  Porter,  Lowrey,  Soren  A  Stone  in  the  Edison  Colonial  Co. 
matter.  The  account  now' enclosed  is  made  from  a  memorandum  dic¬ 
tated  to  me  by  Mr.  Insull  on  Oct.  18,  1886,  in  an  interview  which 
1  had  with  him  just  before  writing  the  enclosed  letter  of  that 
date.  As  1  understand,  it,  the  facts  are  these: 

Tinder  the  arrangement  made  between  Mr.  Edison  and  Drexel, 
Morgan  *  Co.  Hr.  Edison  was  to  receive  65  per  cent,  of  the  net  pro¬ 
ceeds  of  his  British  Colonial  Patents,  and  Drexel,  Morgan  A  Co. 

35  per  cent. 

Hr.  Lowrey's  arrangement  on  behalf  of  our  late  firm  with  Mr. 
Edison  was  that  Mr.  Edison  was  to  deduct  15  per  cent,  from  the 
above  65.  per  cent,  leaving  5Q  per  cent.,  of  which  one-third  was  to 
go  to  our  firm. 

On  the  formation  of  the  original  Indian  St  Colonial  •Electric 
LigHt  Co.  of  London  a  sum  of  -£35,00p  in  cash  was  paitl  to  DrexfeL, 


3. 

Morgan  *  Co.,  from  which  they  deducted  commissions  and  expenses, 
Mr.  Johnson's  3$  per  cent,  and  Mr.  Oourand's  3,  leaving  a  balance 
of  <=£  11,79.0,  of  which  35  per  cent,  was  retained  by  Drexel,  Morgan 
A  Co.  and  the  remaining  Q5  credited  to  Mr.  Edison,  of  which  3  of 
5o  per  cent,  belonged  to  our  firm. 

It  was  found  necessary  to  subscribe  for  a  portion  of  the 
shares  of  the  Indian  ft  Colonial  Co  at  £§.,  Mr.  Edison's  propor¬ 
tion  was  724  shares  and  our  firm's  3(32  shares,  making  in  all 
5430  on.  1086  shares.  This  amount  was  retained  by  Drexel,  Mor¬ 
gan  ft  Co.  out  of  the  above  cash  Bonus.  There  was  paid  to  the 
10 

Indian  ft  Colonial  Co.,  however,  only.i'2  on  each  share.  This 

was  in  the  sumner  of  1882.  In  December,  1885,  when  the  Colonial 

Co's,  rights  were  transferred  to  the  new  •:  Company,  ..  called  the 

Australasian  Electric  Power  ft  Storage  Co.,  the  full  paid  value  of 

these  subscribed  shares  was  reduced  one-half,-  thus  making  it 

Unnecessary  to  make  any  further  payments  therein  and  leaving  in 

.10 

Drexel,  Morgan  ft  go's,  hands  the  £  Z~~  per  sh^re  (or -$3715.)  re- 

2. 

tained  by  them  to  make  that  payment.  Of  this  ^2716  3  belonged 
'  L  10 

to  Mr.  Edison  and  3  to  our  firm  -  that  is  £z  on  Mr.  Edison's 
10 

724  subscribed  shares  oT"  -£l8l0,  and  £ 3  on  our  firm's  362 
subscribed  shares  or  -^905.  The  whole,  however,  was  credited  bV 
Drexel,  Morgan  ft  Co.  to  Mr.  Edison's  account,  thus  making 3Ir. 

our  firm  on  December  31,  1885  £qob.  Thi-s  has 


Edison  debtor  to 


3. 


never  been  paid. 

Mr.  Edison  also  received  his  65  per  cent,  of  the  shares'of 
the  Australasian  Co.,  being  4225  shares.  From  this  he  deducted 
his  15  per  cent,  or  633  shares,  leaving  50  per  cent,  or  3592  shares 
for  division  between  himself  and  our  rinn.  The  firm's  3  of  this 
was  119V,  to  which  was  added  3  of  the  1086  subscribed  shares, 
making  together  1550  shares  which  were -transferred  by  Edison  to 
Mr.  Lowrey  and  received  by  him  from  Mr.  Insull ,1 ast  March  or  April. 
A  dividend  of  Vs.  6d.  per  share  was  paid  on  the  Australasian  shares 
reaeived  by  Drexel,  Morgan  &  Co.  and  credited  iy  them  wholly  to 
Mr.  Edison's  account.  This  Vs.  6d.  on  our  firm's  1559  shares 
has  not  been  paid  and  is  the  item  of  i‘584  in  our  account  now  en¬ 
closed. 

Mr.  Insull  fully  understands  the  whole  matter  as  you  will 
see  by  the  enclosed  copies  correspondence  between  us. 

Vou 


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the  rate  of  onevsixpence  per  share.  This  on  1445  shares  belonging 
to  my  late  firm, at  $4.84  to  the  Pound, would  be  $524.53.  I  im¬ 
mediately  notified  Mr. Tate  and  requested  him  to  see  to  it  that  this 
amount  due  to  us  should  not  meet  the  fate  of  the  previous  dividends 
wnich  were  paid  in  1885  and  1886, and  credited  to  your  account  with 
the  ^fachine  Jd£rks,and  which  we  have  not  yet  received.  Mfr.Jate 
seems  to  have  been  unable  to  attend  to  the  matter, and  so  I  address 
you  and  will  be  much  obliged  if  you  would  send  me  check  for  the 
above  amount  to-morrow. 

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ments  .which  he  wrote  me  last  June  he  would  inquire  about, and  let 
me  know  when  they  would  be  repaid  by  the  machine  works.  In  my 
letter  to  him  of  the  7th  of  June  .enclosing  the  former  account,  the 
amount  due  on  the  previous  dividends  was  stated  to  b<j£l489  Pottnds» 
according  to  Mr.Insull's  letter  to  me  of  October  18th  of  laBt  year. 
According  to  Mr. Tate’s  calculation^  whieh  I  think  inust  be  correct, 
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the  correct  amount  1446  Pounds  and  5  Shillings. 

I  shall  be  very  glad  to  have  this  old  iaaeoumt  settled  as 
soon  as  possible, but  in  the  meantime  you  will  -©.f  ^ourse  agree  with 
me  that  the  September  payment  of  $524.53  .should  *•  remitted  without 
further  delay  to 


Yours  very  itsruly. 


Thomas  A. Ediscn,Esq. 


Edison  Lamp  Works, 
East  Newark, N.  J. 


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near  Sir,-  £2^  /  ' 

Please  let  toe-  know  "hat  proves  a  yol,  Tiave  n»de  tith  tJw 
Colonial  matter,  and  oblige 

YOU  *8  TMiy, 

Oh.  Francis  Stone. 

(per  M.I..  J 


A*  0.  Tale,  gsq, , 

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1887.  Exhibitions  (D-87-44) 

This  folder  contains  correspondence  concerning  an  exhibition  at  the 
American  Institute  in  New  York  City.  Also  included  is  an  invitation  from  the 
Belgian  consul  general  asking  Edison  to  serve  on  the  American  commission  of 
the  International  Exhibition  of  Sciences  and  Industries  to  be  held  in  Brussels 
in  1888. 


All  the  documents  have  been  filmed. 


ELECTRICAL  DEPARTMENT, 

AMERICAN  INSTITUTE  EXHIBITION, 


. 


Space  measuring  Feet 

apart  for  you  in  this  Department ,  and  will  be  ready 
for  you  to  arrange  by.  September  -jlh.  The  Exhibi¬ 
tion  to  open  September  iith,  at  a  P.  M.,  by  which 
time  we  trust  you  will  be  in  complete  order. 

Inclosed  Map  gives  approximately  your  po¬ 
sition.  . 

Yours,  &c.:  ..  . 

CHAS.  WAGER  HULL, 

Geo.  Supt.  American  Institute. 


(Dictated) 


•?0^VE° 

'  T®  OFFICES  AND  LIBRARY,  EXHIBITION  BUILDINGS, 

GMNjXQ^Nj  sjmi>5m9S!g*im. ,  ,/^l,  2$&ii&3£j  gags1  s^ 

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Mr.  Thomas  A.  Edison, 

40  Wall  Street,  City. 


Bear  Sir:- 


The  Exhibitl  on  has  been  opened  a  week,  as  yet  no 
evidence  here  of  your  exhibit;  to  you  we  have  forwarded  two  notices 
that  we  were  ready  to  receive  your  goods  and  that  space  had  been 
a lloted  to  you. 

Will  you  be  so  kind  as  to  inform  us  when  we  may  expect  your 
exhibit,  for  the  reason  that  the  incompleteness  of  the  exhibition 
is  the  cause  of  well  and  deserved  complaint  on  the  part  of  the 
visitors. 

W9  are  extremely  desirous  of  getting  exhibits  into  shape,  and 
your  individual  exhibit  when  arranged  for  and  placed^wili  be  not 
only  a  satisfaction  to  us,  but  T  trust  as  well  to  you  a  benefit. 


(Dictated) 


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[ENCLOSURE] 


CONSULAT  GENERAL 
BELGIQUE. 


329  BROADWAY, 

NEW  YORK 


invitations  have  been  extended -to  the  following  personalities,  vu 


Hon.  A.  S.  Hewitt,  Mayor  of  New  York. 

Hon.  Wm.  M.  Evarts,  Senator. 

John  Newton,  Esq.,  Commissioner  of  Public  Works. 
I-I.  D.  Purroy,  Esq.,  Commissioner  of  Fire  Dep’t. 

J.  E.  Simmons,  Esq.,  Pres’t  of  Board  of  Education. 
Major  General  John  M.  Scofield,  U.  S.  A. 
Commodore  Bancroft  Gherardi. 

William  A.  Camp,  Esq.,  Manager  of  the  New  York 
Clearing  House. 

A.  S.  Webb,  Esq.,  President  of  the  College  of  the 
City  of  New  York. 

Hon.  W.  B.  Cockran. 

Hon,  Perry  Belmont. 

President  of  the  Chamber  of  Commerce. 

President  of  the  Produce  Exchange. 

President  of  the  New  York  Cotton  Exchange. 

Hon.  Wm.  R.  Grace. 

Hon.  Carl  Schurz. 

Chief  Editor  of  the  New  York  Herald. 

Chief  Editor  of  the  Tribune. 

0.  Ottendorfer,  Esq.,  New  York  Staats  Zeitung. 

Dr.  W.  A.  Hammond. 

Anhauser  Bush,  Esq. 

Gfco.  F.  Blake  Manufacturing  Company. 

American  Window  Glass  Association. 

American  Iron' and  Steel  Association. 

Ansonia  Brass  and.'Copper  Company. 

Benedict  &  Burnljam  .Manufacturing  Company. 

Also  all  the  Belgian 


Albert  Bierstadt,  Esq. 

Carnegie  Brothers  &  Company. 

J.  D,  Cheever,  Esq.,  (of  the  New  York  Packing  & 
Belting  Company.) 

F.  W.  Cheney,  Esq.,  Pres’t  of  Silk  Ass’n  of  America. 
Chas.  F.  Chickering,  Esq. 

Robert  M.  Colgate,  Esq. 

Corliss  Engine  Company. 

Chauncey  M.  Depew,  Esq. 

T.  A.  Edison,  Esq. 

H.  F.  Fairbanks,  Esq. 

Norvin  Greene,  Esq. 

T.  A.  Havemeyer,  Esq. 

Holmes,  Booth  and  Haydens. 

Jl'  T.  Johnston,  Esq. 

Henry  Lamarche,  Esq. 

A.  S.  Lacelles  &  Co. 

Marvin  Safe  Company. 

Dr.  De  Plasse. 

The  Plume  &  Atwood  Manufacturing  Company. 

G.  M.  Pullman,  Esq. 

The  A.  Roebling’s  Sons  Company. 

Richard  P.  Rothwell,  Esq. 

Rossiter  W.  Raymond,  Esq. 

G.  Reusens,  Esq. 

Messrs.  Steinway  &  Sons. 

John  Stephenson  Co.,  (Mr.  Delamatre.) 

P.  Wright  &  Sons, 

Consuls  of  the  United  States. 


Mr.  Thos.'A.  Ediron 


City. 


Dear  Sir. 

Please  remit  amount  of  entrance  fee  due  by 
on  , toe  are  anxious  to  close  our  aooounta.  $23.'40. 


you  for  apace  at  .eathibitit 


1887.  Fort  Myers  (D-87-45) 

This  folder  contains  correspondence  and  other  documents  pertaining  to 
the  maintenance  of  Edison’s  home  and  property  at  Fort  Myers,  Florida. 
Included  are  property  tax  receipts;  correspondence  about  the  shipment  of 
machinery  to  Fort  Myers;  and  two  undated  ground  plans  of  the  Fort  Myers 
property  showing  the  location  of  Edison’s  residence  and  laboratory  along  with 
the  residence  of  his  associate,  Ezra  T.  Gilliland. 

Approximately  50  percent  of  the  documents  have  been  filmed.  The 
following  categories  of  documents  have  not  been  filmed:  routine 
correspondence  pertaining  to  the  shipment  of  equipment  and  supplies  for  the 
Fort  Myers  laboratory;  bills  of  lading;  routine  receipts  for  labor  and  supplies 
for  the  properties  owned  by  Edison  and  Gilliland. 


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mm.iv  to  in  mu  murKCL  lor  Laboratories  using  coal  gas. 

Ite  construction  Is  sucli  tlmt  the  nir  and  gns  supply  can  he  regulated  so  ns  to  give 
any  8K0  and  color  of  flame  the  person  using  it  may  desire,  uml  is  the  only 
"  ^ ‘J"'4  c,;n  b,°  «sod  With  gasoline  gns,  tlmt  will  produce 

By  its'uso  Laboratories  can  bo-fltted  up  with  gas  supplied  by  our  macliinrahtTo 
BaniB  m minor  »>r  if  coal  gas  IS  used,  and  parties  now  using  coal  gas  and  desiring  (o 
*“  °ut  liaving  any  additional  pipes  put  in. 

PRICE,  $1.50  EACH. 

|  the  combination  gas  MACIHNE  CO. 

Factories,  Detroit,  Midi.,  *  Windsor,  OntJI^^ 

Horn,  Office;  DETROIT ,  MICH.  Chicago  Branch,  SIB  RaStph  St. 


^/'6rp. 


[ENCLOSURE] 


tar  THIS  BLANK  RECEIPT,  ONLY,  MUST  BE  USED  BY  COLLECTORS  OF  REVENUE. 


/SME  OF  FLORIDA,  )  Tax  Receipt  No... .^2 

. j y£oj£4.!$8...f£ 

Received  of  . 

for  State  and  County  Taxes  for  188.  if: on  Beat  and  Personal  Property j 

as  follows:  Value  of  Personal,  $ - /.<P.Y.':fTL. Itcul,  $. 

General  Rovonuo . 

State  Soliool  Tax . 

Total  Stato  Taxes . 

County  Rovonuo .  9 .  .-^?rr.  f. . 

County  Soliool  Tax.  ..../!.  .  T^'t./k?.. 

County  IRnd-Tax.  9. . . Sffi. /frU. 


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DESCRIPTION  OF JLAND.PAID  ON, 


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STATE  OF  '  FLOCRKDA,  I  Tax  (Receipt 

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1887.  Glcnmont  (D-87-46) 

This  folder  contains  correspondence  and  other  documents  relating  to  the 
furnishing  and  maintenance  of  Gienmont,  Edison’s  home  in  Llewellyn  Park. 
Included  are  documents  dealing  with  electric  light  system  installation  and  with 
cleaning  and  other  household  services.  There  are  also  inventories  of 
furnishings. 

Approximately  50  percent  of  the  documents  have  been  filmed.  The 
following  categories  of  documents  have  not  been  filmed:  estimates  and  bills  for 
furnishings;  a  bill  for  furnishings  purchased  in  1882  by  Henry  C.  Pedder, 
Glenmont’s  original  owner;  duplicate  copies  of  selected  documents. 

Related  documents  pertaining  to  miscellaneous  household  purchases  can 
be  found  in  D-87-07  (Edison,  T.A.  -  Bills  and  Receipts). 


ROUX  &  CO., 

AVE.  AND  20th  ST. 

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L  T  13  K  A  R  Y. 

1  set  Window  Curtains 
.1  Portiere 
.i  '.'.’able  cover 
1  Electrolier 
8  Dido  electroliers 

K  A  L  jJt 

3  pair  Lae a  Curtains 
3  Paintinc  framed  (Anderson's) 

1  Electrolier 

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1  Carpet 

8  Electroliers 
d  Side  electroliers 

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1  Electrolier 

1  set  of  Dishes 

ICO  Cups,  ounce-"..,  plates.,.,  vd.iito  ware. 

3  'fable  centre  mat  and  do  non 

dido  board  covers  and  side  table  covers 

1  Dozen  cut  glaaa  side  Dishes 

2  set  of  Window  lanbraquinn 

1  Portiere 

2  Electroliers 


S  $  A  B  L  K  :-i. 

1  Open  Carriage 
1  Kookaway 
1  Landau 
8  Black  robes 
1  Plush  dig an 
o  Horses 
8  Cows 

5  sets  of  Harness 
10  Horse  blankets 

W  .E  r;  *?  R  0  0  H. 


1  Rocker  chair 
1  Haney  chair 
T5„  ,  .  20  Slip  covers 

1  set  o t  -....u-J^i^rS^isya’lftd  draperies,  bed  spread  and  Mftlow  s3 
covered  with  lace 

Bureau  onyx  top 

1  Double  and  single  window  curtain  in  silk  madras 
3  Double  portiere  in.  plush 

g<1Jc  tT,a,.a„  1  oet  of  Rans omo  curtains  and  lanbraquins 

d  Pictures  framed 
1  Writing  desk 
8  Electroliers 


[ATTACHMENT] 


o  Side  elect rolie  r,s 
B  0  U  J)  o  t  r, 

buchosao  dross inc  mirror  with  foot  rest 
1  Low  dressing  cliair  ir.  nut  in  chintz 

1  hi van 

2  Li;;} it  chairs 

2  iloj’qnotto  carpet  and  border 

2  Lagamon  in;;  for  batli  room  and  one  for  lavatory 
3  sots  of  flilk  mdraa  curtains  and  g i 2 1,  poles 
2  Maple  and  mahogany  hall  table 
5  Ruga  ( do o ion  femploton ) 

1 v Pins} i  and  applique  ottoman 
'<>  Paint  in;; a  framed 
1  R2  eot roller 
1  Picture  framed 


L  0  1J  "  ;r  ■;  r  0  0  M. 

2  Largo  table  mahogany 
2  Small  tables  " 

4  Large  smoking  chans 

1  Revolving  book  case 

2  Phonography 

1  Aeolian  organ 

2  Ruga 

1  Wood  box 
Andirons  and- fonder 

2  sets  of  Curtains  satin 

1  Port ior«,  one  side  satin  other  sido  plush 
Window  seat  cushions 
•’>  M2  octroi  iars 
1  Electrics  lamp 
b  Loathe r  blotters 


2  Leather  blotter 

1  Sewing  basket 

2  Rug 

2  set  of  V/indow  (surtains  plush 
1  Fire  sot  brass 
1  Wood  stand  brass 
1  Painting  framed 
■■j  paivs  Lace  Curtains 
1  Kloct  rolior 

1  Silver  mounted  magnifying  glass 

2  Electric  fan 

4  B  VS  D  R  0  0  U  S  2MJ5 ,  v  7,  o  0  R. 

2  I52ootro6ior  each 
Side  electrot, ior 


curtains 

mattress  and  bedding 


1  Car-pot 

v  Pair  White  muslin 

2  -Little  brass  lied, 


[ATTACHMENT] 


|  $  u  :i  a  i  if  o  ii  o  o  u. 

:i  loinoiuvio  no  t 
a  digav  mpul 

.1  pail'  Sorpuntine  vases 
J  Marble  bust  woman 

1  Hungarian  vase 
1  Dressing  table 
a /«  Dozen  Ton  cups  and  nan«ei*8 
Japanese  war:; 

1  01:1  n  fiY/i's  pap  o  ••  framed 

1  CJano  of  Hr.  Kcliiton' a  Hodala  etc. 

2  Cuspidors  china 

1  pair  bronze  Japanese  vases 

1  Onyx  ppdosfcal 

a  JSronxo  pot-pourri 

2  Bronze  candle  At i oka 

1  Silver  ink  bottle  and  tray 
a  Largo  clock  maJio  gany  frame  brass  trimmings 
1  Complete  act  of  silver  (Berry  design) 

1  China  fruit  sot,  2  dishes,  12  plates 

1  Dozen  Berry  . dishes  china 

2  Dozen  AftorB^w4" coffee  cups  &  saucers  odd  sets 
1  Silver  bon  bon  and  1  fruit  stand 

THIRD  Pin  DR. 

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3  Chairs  « 

Rloctroliors 

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1  Machine 
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1  Sowing  table 
1  Perm 

0  R  L  L  A  R. 

1  Rlectric  pump 

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Mr.  Tiioniac\ A.  Edison, 

Dear  Sir,- 

Over  a.  year  ago,  you  signed  a  contract  with  us,  t  hr  ouch 
our  Mr.  Greenfield,  to  fit  up  your  house  in  Llewellyn  Park,  with  our 
temperature  regulator,  using  a  hana  pur.®  for  confessing  the  air.  We 
have  endeavored  through  our  agents  several  times  to  gain  permission 
from  you  to  install  this  apparatus.  We  are  very  anxious  to  get  this 
done,  as  we  feel  sure  that  we  could  sake  a  warm  friend  of  you;  for 
the  reason  that  you  always  appreciate  anything  good,  even  though  it 
may  not  be  your  own,  when  you  know  that  it  is  good  ,  and  we  would  like 
very  much,  through  this  cumin-  winter  to  refer  to  you  as  one  of  our 
satisfied  customers;  and  more  than’that  we  feel  assured  that  after 
having  tneu  the  temperature  regulator  for  a  few  weeks,  you  would 
find  lou^  o.  Uoage  for  the  apparatus  in  tao  other  rooms  of  your  house. 

Trusting  tuat  you  will  either  notify  us  to  go  ahead  with  tie 
work,  or  grant  an  interview  with  the  undersigned  at  any  time  and 
place  that  yo.u  nay  name  in  answer  to  this,.  I  remain,. 

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This  folder  contains  correspondence  and  other  documents  relating  to 
mining  and  ore  milling.  Some  of  the  items  deal  with  Edison’s  ore  milling  and 
ore  processing  machinery.  Other  documents  pertain  to  the  purchase  of 
mineral  samples.  Among  the  correspondents  are  William  E.  Hidden,  a  former 
Edison  associate;  Witherbees,  Sherman  &  Co.  of  Port  Hemy,  New  York;  and 
the  Green  River  Zircon  Mining  Co.  of  Hendersonville,  North  Carolina. 

Approximately  50  percent  of  the  documents  have  been  filmed.  The 
following  categories  of  documents  have  not  been  filmed:  routine 

correspondence  regarding  ore  samples  sent  to  Edison  for  assaying; 
correspondence  offering  to  sell  mining  properties,  minerals,  and  ores  to 


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Dear  Sir, 

Inclosed  please  find  bill  of  minerals  sent 
you  to-day  by  express,  as  per  your  order  of  the  15th  inst. 

In  regard  to  supplying  you  with  specimens  for  a  collection, 
would  say  that  our  facilities  are  the  very  best;  wo  have  a  large 
stock,  and  have  experienced  collectors  gating  material  for  us 
all  the  time,  and  as  we  got  all  our  minerals  direct  from  the 
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several  specimens  of  each  variety, of  course  there  is  a  great  range 
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Dear  Mr,  Painter: 

I  have  sent  to  Mr,  Edison,  Harrison,  N*  J.  by  Adams  Express 


the  following  named  books: 


Vo  Is 

Title 

Author 

Date 

Bound 

37 

Agricultural  Heports 

1847  -  1884. 

1 

Public  Domain 

land  Office 

1884, 

1 

Henry  Mountains 

G.K.C-ilbert 

1877 

1 

Geo, Survey 

Powell 

1880  -  1881, 

3 

"  Monographs 

n 

Vols.  4,  6, <6  8 

Bound 

1 

Mineral  Resources  U,S, 

Brown  &  Taylor 

1867  -  1868 

1 

N,W,VTyoming. 

Captain  Jones 

1 

Annual  Report  Mint 

DirectorBurchard 

1880 

Bound 

2 

Mineral  Resources  U,S* 

Raymond 

1869  -  1872 

1 

" 

• 

187V ' 

Bound 

i 

-  » 

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1873  --1874 

Bound 

a 

•1,2, 3,&  4  Annual  Report 

Hayden 

1867n-1870 

2 

5  &  6  »  » 

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1871  -  1872 

Bound 

a 

7  »  « 

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1873 

3 

8,  10,  &  11  «  » 

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1874,76,77 

1 

Census, Precious  Metals, 

Clarence  King  . 

1885, 

Bound 

v  .<7 

Geo,  Exploration  of 

» 

1 

65 

the  40th  Parallel, 

1; 

Ores 


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Mr.  T.  A.  Edison ,  A  '  %  10  •  1887- 

Harrison,  N.  J.  , 

Dear  Sir;- 

fspmntio  .  hav®  «ivan  careful  attention  to1-  procuring  in- 

11  i#r*S  y°U  W“nt  f°r  S°mo  of  tha  rarer  metals. 

!  is  l!  •  i  "!  *r#  18  esceo4in^y  difficult  t.  procure  in 
litLT  V/l’  •  Ca“  1,8  "rGcur®d,  however,  in  large  quantities  in 
numher’orvhUVlnK„l,08n  colloct9d  there  by  certain  parties  for  a 
number  of  years.  Native  Bismuth  and  Wolframite  (for  Tun.sten) 
found  in  Austria  in  large  quantities.  Our  Mr.EnilishisnewIn 

SS'*«*r  «“«*»«•  Li! 

distance  off  his  route.  If,  however,  you  will  give  us  orders  for 

ionce  that  t  *°  "j11  Cahl°  hi“  t#  «“  thor»-  »•  «»*  ^.m  expe^- 
l.once  that  not  neqrly  as  favorable  tenns  can  be  made  by  correspond 
donee  as  by  pers.nal  interview,  and  we  think  this  would bl 11?™ 
bofJrePPOrtrUa  f*P  89Curia*  BuroF>ean  minerals.  Besides  the 
j! minerals  there  are  a  number  of  ethers  which  can 
be  secured  in  Europe  to  the  best  advantage,  they  net  beinw  found 

(roTotrf  ■Jiani14i9w  in  thls  country*  Among  them  are  Strontianite 
(for  strontium)  in  Westphalia;  Smaltit#  (for  Cobalt)  in  Saxonv 

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be  secured,  « c,  without  personally  visiting  the  localities.  We 

the  mi^als^c  S*  1°  ****  l  Wh°  iS  *orfoctly  Miliar  with 
in.  von  fv  ’  lf  W®  °*n  malt9  arrangeraents  with  you  fer  supply¬ 
ing  you  with  the  minerals  you  will  need.  y 

We  would  be  very  much  pleased  to  have  another  interview  witv, 

Zr  :+h”°n  date’  and  Wil1  k88p  *ny  awoinit  Jou  may 
for  either  Monday,  Tuesday,  od  Wednesday. 

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THE  BIRMINGHAM  ELECTRIC  SYSTEM  OF  AMALGAMATION  OF  GOLD  AND  SILYER 

Can  ba  applied  to  Pans  and  Settlers  in  all  Mills,  or  attaehed  to  Stamp  Mills. 

Pntontod  gjj»fc  Ill®;  37»;3no;  Specifications  filo.1  in  1883. 


potency  of  this  tr 
attempts  to  utilize  it  have 
have  been  reached  and  ha 


The  cost  for  insulating  each  pan  and  settler  will  be  about  85.  (Patented  Mo.  312,421.) 

The  cost  of  a  dynamo  will  be  from  8100  to  81,000,  according  to  the  capacity  of  mill 
and  wire  apparatus  to  apply  the  electric  current. 

Saves  all  floured  amalgam  and  mercury,  and  can  be  attached  and  applied  to  any 
gold  and  silver  mill  at  a  nominal  cost.  Will  more  than  pay  its  cost  of  introduction  in 
saving  of  values  every  week  it  is  used. 

The  electric  current  can  be  applied  to  any  stamp  mill  by  adding  a  large  settlor  to 
receive  the  pulps  and  slimes  from  stamp  batteries  and  plates. 

Mr.  Brayton,  of  Banldn,  Bray  ton  &  Co.,  Pacific  Iron- works,  San  Francisco  Cal 
says  in  Dr.  Bae’s  pamphlet:  ’  ■ 

"  Thc  application  of  electricity  to  the  working  of  ores  has  long  attracted  the  attention  of  metallur- 
for  many  years  has  been  the  subject  of  most  profound  study  and  investigation.  The  value  and 
force  in  this  connection  has  been  universally  recognized,  but  hitherto  all 
(led.  U  ithin  the  past  few  months  the  results  in  the  field  of  practical  working 
been  conclusive  and  satisfactory;  and  experiments  have  at  last  been  crowned 
with  success,  resulting  in  a  discovery  the  magnitude  and  importance  of  which  can  hardly  be  estimated 
the  demonstration  is  on  so  extended  a  scale,  and  is  so  complete,  as  to  leave  no  doubt  whatever  as  to  it 
practicability,  as  well  as  of  its  adaptation  to  all  classes  of  ores  that  are  worked  by  amalgamation  '  $ 

“  This  system  is  founded  upon  mechanical,  chemical  and  electrical  laws,  and  is  not  presented  a-  a 
theory,  but  as  an  accomplished  fact,  an  assured  success  beyond  all  experiment.  It  is  positive  and  certain 
in  results,  yet  so  simple  as  to  be  easily  managed  by  persons  of  ordinary  skill  and  intelligence,  and  com¬ 
paratively  inexpensive  after  a  plant  is  once  constructed.  It  can  also  be  readily  adapted  to  the  machinery 
ordinarily  used  m  mills  with  but  little  change.  ' 

"  The  loss  ordlnarily  occurring  in  the  process  of  amalgamation,  it  is  well  known,  is  from  the  fouling 
of  the  quicksilver,  rendering  it  sluggish  and  lessening  its  affinity  and  normal  activity  Many  ores  also 
carry  bases  that  in  thc  ordinary  course  of  treatment  cover  thc  gold  with  a  coating  that  resists  the  action  of 
quicksilver,  making  amalgamation  difficult  and  imperfect  The  action  of  the  electric  current  cleans  the 
gold  and  renders  the  quicksilver  clear  and  bright.  It  also  imparts  to  it  a  highly  magnetic  force,  which 
makes  possible  under  all  circumstances  a  perfect  and  complete  amalgamation. 

“  In  the  process  of  stamping  or  grinding  ores,  quicksilver  is  floured  and  separated  into  infinitesimal 
particles,  which  arc  rendered  so  light  as  to  be  held  in  mechanical  suspension  and  float  off  with  the  water 
The  vitalizing  force  of  the  electric  current  aggregates  these  particles  and  holds  them  together  until  tliev 
acquire  sufficient  specific  gravity  to  settle  y 


“I”  any  system  of  crushing  ores  much  gold  is  floured  and  reduced  to  such  a  degree  of  fineness  that 
“  it  will  float  with  the  current,  and  consequently  does  not  even  como  into  contact  with  the  plates.  The 
"  difference  between  the  assay  value  of  ores  and  working  returns  is  largely  accounted  for  in  this  way. 

“  The  plan  of  running  the  pulp  into  agitators  and  there  subjecting  it  to  the  electric  current,  makes 
“  Possible  the  most  complete  amalgamation  and  aggregation  of  the  finest  float  gold,  resulting  in  the  largely 
“  increased  product  obtained  by  this  system. 

“  Even  free  gold,  when  found  with  sulphurct  ores,  is  always  more  or  less  coated  or  tarnished  by  the 
"  various  bases,  rendering  close  amalgamation  impossible. 

“  The  small  expense  involved  in  the  treatment  of  ores  by  this  method  also  makes  practicable  its 
“  application  to  all  low  grade  ores,  on  however  large  a  scale  they  may  be  worked.” 


EXTRACTS  FROM  BIRMINGHAM  PATENTS. 

"  1  he  process  of  amalgamation  is  made  more  or  less  complete  as  the  mercury  is  finely  diffused  tnrou-rii- 
"  th*  1>U|P  and  lhe  minmc  metallic  mineral  brought  into  intimate  contact  with  it.  The  mcrcury°so 
diffused  is  more  or  less  in  minute  particles,  known  as  •  floured  mercury,'  which  experience  has  shown  to 
“  be. di,licult  10  aggregate  or  collect  into  mass  and  settle  into  its  original  fluid  consistency.  To  surmount 
'  this  obstacle,  and  to  amalgamate  the  fine  particles  of  valuable  metals  in  the  pulp,  I  apply  the  electrical 
"  current,  as  hereinafter  more  particularly  described. 

"  In  the  process  of  amalgamation,  as  in  the  practice  in  modern  mining  operations,  the  flouring  of 
the  mercury  and  the  difficulty  attending  its  aggregation  or  reunition  are  known  facts,  and  as  a  consequent 
result  in  the  failure  to  effectually  settle  and  collect  it,  a  double  loss  is  experienced  in  the  carrying  away 
"  not  only  of  a  large  percentage  of  quicksilver,  but  of  fine  gold  or  silver,  or  floured  amalgams  of  the  same 
“  h  18  at  this  P°inl  'vhcre  tl,e  electricity  is  made  available,  and  where  in  part  the  feature  of  my  invention 
“  presents  itself  for  by  passing  the  current  through  the  slime  or  pulp  containing  the  fine  floating  particles 
ol  gold  and  silver  which  arc  then  coated  with  mercury,  their  precipitation  into  mercury  or  amalgam,  or 
“  t0  U,e  bott°m  ofl  ia  Pan  or  "“ta;  is  ^tcd.  With  this  mode  of  collecting  the  floured  mercury  imd 
saving  the  float  gold,  no  /other  apprehensions  need  be  felt  concerning  the  losses  by  means  of  floured  mer- 
t  cmT  tarred  to,  for  it  will  be  an  object  now  in  the  usual  amalgamating  processes  to  thoroughly  intermix 
"  a"dblcnd  mercury  as  far  as  possible  with  the  pulp,  after  which  it  is  thrown  down  by  the  application 
'  *  of  electricity  into  its  regular  amalgam.  y  PP  Cat,0n 

“  In  applying  electricity  to  the  pulp  a  heavy  current  is  best  rather  than  sharp  ones,  and  to  apply  such 
"  cuIre,nt  a  larS®  sarfa“  should  connect  from  the  wires.  This  may  be  accomplished  by  placing  plates  pro¬ 
vided  with  suitable  conducting  and  distributing  points  in  or  on  top  of  the  pulp  and  connecting  them  with 
‘  wires,  thus  affording  a  large  metallic  surface  to  receive  the  electric  current  from  the  wire  and°pass  it  into 

„  ,,  "  1  “"!  awal?  that  many  attempts  have  been  made  to  use  electricity  for  amalgamation  by  passing 

the  current  into  tables,  sluices,  and  other  apparatus  holding  mercury-,  the  pulp,  slimes,  and  water  being 

-  coin!;  offwbh  Tfl  rT  v  k  “Tr  fl0'V  °f  feed  and  diScharse'  ,hus  in  Part  lhc  electric  current 
going  off  with  the  flow  of  the  discharged  slimes  and  water,  the  sands  causing  an  attrition  and  nassi 
"  OVVbe  mCrCUr>''  carrying  away  more  or  less  of  values,  so  that  the  various  modes  of  electricity  heretofore 
applied  are  imperfect  and  inoperative.  3 

“  I  apply  the  electric  current  to  any  given  quantity  of  pulp,  held,  preferably,  in  any  insulated  anm- 
“  ratus,  until  each  separate  charge  is  fully  and  completely  amalgamated  and  settled.  The  current  is  applied 
„  '°  ‘hc  P“'P  °r  Sl""a  attd ,Cntcrs  lbro“gh  thc  cntire  raass-  findinS  ^  way  out  through  the  pan  or  settler,  or 
passing  out  through  the  bottom  of  the  apparatus  which  holds  each  separate  charge  that  is  under  treatment 
"  Gold  is  often  difficult  to  amalgamate,  even  when  it  appears  to  the  naked  eye  in  a  free  condition 
‘‘  but  when  examined  by  a  microscope  will  show  that  it  is  covered  with  a  film  or  glaze  of  oxide  or  other 
base,  which  prevents  its  absorption  by  mercury,  and  when  in  a  minute  state  of  fine  subdivision  with  such 
coating,  will  cause  the  fine  particles  or  precious  metal  to  float  instead  of  being  taken  up  bv  the  merer- 
“  f0lh  fine  goId  and  racrc“r>’ attract  0!iide  and  sulphide  coatings,  and  even  globules  of  pure  mcrcurv  will 
by  gravity  roil  oyer  each  other,  the  oxygen  coating  preventing  their  combination.  Fine  free  gold  and 
amalgam  when  held  in  water  in  a  small  bottle,  will,  when  shaken,  rise  to  the  surface  and  remain  on  ton 
for  months,  but  give  die  bottle  a  jar  or  shock,  and  down  goes  the  metal,  and  will  remain  under  water 


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singling  or  grinding  the  ore  with  mercury  and  subjecting  the  ore 
mercury  to  the  action  of  a  positive  current  of  electricity,  the  positit 
ic  slimes  or  pulp,  the  mercury  amalgam  being  Anally  deposited  c 
ubstantially  as  described.” 


pulp  or  slimes  containing 
re  electrode  being  in  con- 
>r  collected  at  the  negative 


yr  *  .  *  10  ™°flouni*  of  tllc  mercury  throughout  the  pulp,  as  in  the  customary 

“  he  eleeLw  SamfT’  kT  *  addUion  ‘°  thc  ^rcgalion  of  the  floured  mercury  by  the  use 
of  the  electric  current  after  such  flouring  or  the  amalgamation  is  considered  more  or  less  complete  and 
the  pulp  has  been  discharged  into  a  settler  ready  for  final  settlement. 

„  In  an  clcc,.ri1cil1  “ulerfor  collecting  floured  mercury,  the  combination  of  a  vat  constructed  of  non¬ 
conducting  material  and  provided  with  a  metallic  bottom  with  suitable  insulated  agitators,  and  means 
••  specified"8  “  C,,rr°,U  SH  lhC  SC“1Cr  "nd  SlimCS'  substaalia")'  «  described,  for  the  purpose 

..  ,*,*• “n  cIec,rica’  sctllcr  for  collecting  floured  mercury,  thc  combination  of  a  vat,  provided  with  a 

„  bo“om>  and  an  a8i,!Uor  constructed  with  alternate  agitators,  of  conducting  and  non-conducting 

material,  substantially  as  described,  for  the  purpose  specified.  G 

i,  r  "  Tbc.comb'inrUion  of  the  annular  bed  or  receptacle  having  a  continuous  copper  lining  or  inner 
surface,  horizontally  revolving  arms  or  wires  projecting  continuously  into  the  contents  of  thc  rec  -ntacle 
anc  ,tde?^ .“ons' through  the  , copper: surface: anti  the, 

a  cathode  and  the  latter  combmcd  stirrers  and  anodes,  and  the  electric  circuit  is  continuous  through  the 
~y  b°Tn  ,hC  conti.n,,ous|y-acting  stirrers  or  anodes  and  cathodes,  the  float-gold  be  „g 
deposited  thereby  on  the  copper  surfitce  or  cathode,  substantially  as  described. >'  b 

in  a"y  Syftem  °£  ^PPamtus  for  applying  an  electric  current  to  slimes  are 

wn  theyhaV°  lcensG  fl'?,n  Birmingham  Company,  and  all  such  parties 
same^vithout  Sse'b  °  dam<,se8’  lnc,udinS  fuI1  Profits  for  infringing  or  using  the 


Theundersignpd  states  under  oath,  that  from  his  experience  in  assays  and  metal- 
“  f1,  0  knows  of  no  gold  and  stiver  ore  carrying  sulphides  and  refractory  bases  that 
“  successfuHy  treated  under  the  full  Birmingham  system,  which  converts  the 
®f‘a  .to  ‘y  l,ases  nito  sulphates  and  oxides,  and  with  the  aid  of  the  electric  current  amal¬ 
gamates  and 1  wives  all  the  gold  and  silver  down  to  near  a  trace  of  assay  value,  and  at  a 
cost  of  about  88  to  So  per  ton,  according  to  the  cost  of  fuel  and  the  size  and  capacity  of 
*“  ***  “  “,rr  “  - 
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ELECTRIC  AMALGAMATION. 

THE  BIRMINGHAM  ELECTRIC  SYSTEM  OF  AMALGAMATION  OF  GOLD  AND  SILYER 

Can  bo  applied  to  Pans  and  Settlers  in  all  Mills,  or  attaohed  to  Stamp  Mills, 

Pnlonlml  Ml,i'  20.  1880.  No.  312. 121.  -  ,  • , 

Pntontou  Sopl  20i  188Jj  No  37(,;3aQ.  Specifications  (lied  in  1883. 


The  cost  for  insulating  each  pan  and  settlor  will  be  about  85.  (Patented  No  340  401  ■> 

The  cost  of  a  dynamo  will  be  from  8100  to  81,000,  according  to  the  capacity  of  mill 
and  wire  apparatus  to  apply  the  electric  current.  l  )  oc  mm 

Saves  all  floured  amalgam  and  mercury,  and  can  be  attached  and  mnliorl 

stssKs;  isssr  ™  -  -  « •fi'saaaK 

B"i*“  *  °°- ***  *» «»,  o»i, 

“  potency  of  tins  mysterious  force  in  this  connection  has  been  universally  re^w  T  l  T ^  Ue  and 
;;  attem r*  to  mili“  il  h«ve  Within  the  past  few  months  the  resulte  in  the  fieW  or  practical  ’"'k'" 

^  sue"  'I,""11  haVC  T  C°nCl,USiVe  8nd  a"d  exPeriments°havc  nTlast  been  crowned 

with  success,  result, ng  m  a  thscovery  the  magnitude  and  importance  of  which  can  hardly  be  estira  'teH 
;;  The  demonstration  ni  on  so  extended  a  scale,  and  is  so  complete,  as  to  leave  no 
practicability,  as  wel!  as  of  its  adaptation  to  all  classes  of  ores  that  are  worked  by  amalgamation 
This  system  is  founded  upon  mechanical,  chemical  and  electrical  laws  and  is  not  i 

„  lh«ory,  hutasan  accomplished  fact,  an  assured  success  beyond  all  experiment  '  It  is  positive  and  certain 
in  results,  yet  so  simple  as  to  be  easily  managed  by  persons  or  ordinary  skill  and  intelligence  and  com 
parative  y  inexpensive  after  a  plan,  is  once  constructed.  It  can  also  be  readily  adapted  to  the  m  ch  neT,' 
ordmanly  used  in  mills  with  but  little  change.  *  P  machinery 

“  The  loss  ordinarily  occurring  in  the  process  of  amalgamation  it  is  _  •  r  ,  ,  , 

'•  UeItSi!Vel''  trcnd  dinS  “  S'USSiSh  and  leSSening  itS  affinily“d  normal  activity!  JlTny  ort  abo 

'■  c  u  cksiW  maVinir  mital!.TmritiC0U d Y0111!!0-111  °0*r  thc  g°ld  with  a  coati"e  «*•>  «ta  action  of 
„  makm?  amalgamation  difficult  and  imperfect  The  action  of  the  electric  current  cleans  the 

„  g0ld  and  rcadcrs  ‘he  Tfksi'vcr  clear  and  bright.  It  also  imparts  to  it  a  highly  magnetic  force  wl '  h 

makes  possible  under  all  circumstances  a  perfect  and  complete  amalgamation  8  ’  h 

mrl.  ,  In  d‘C  prOCeSS  stamping  or  grinding  ores,  quicksilver  is  floured  and  separated  into  infinitesimal 

"  CSiringfomeTl *  “  ‘°  *  he'd  in  mcchanical  SUSPansion  and  off  with  th“ 

The  vitalising  force  of  the  electric  current  aggregates  these  particles  and  holds  them  together  until  ffiev 
acquire  sufficient  specific  gravity  to  settle.  b  the> 

(^J  lyw.ft'TA."  Cj  i^fd  2,  KLt~o|  .  . 

if)  r^ectM  (ywf-  Jbb 


[ENCLOSURE] 


it  is  again" submerged'.  "  “  ^  "  remain  UnlU  a"y  impuls0  °r  “ncussion  is  8iv0n  10  wl>“> 

in  remoWnBdu!iI°lw  tbC  ff  of  dl 'composing  flo“red  mercury,  I  use  the  current  of  electricity  to  assist 
,„r(=“-n  ll‘rouS'>  ‘he  electric  impulse  on  each  particle,  as  the  electric  agency  is  passing 
ores  are  nrefer>l  I  S  f  pn?’ '°  PrcclP"a‘c  and  amalgamate  the  small  particles  of  precious  metal,  (The 
.883  and  t  mvyinvePr  "  T'f  -  my  Rcissued  Lctlcrs  PiUcnt  No'  dated  November  6, 

the  base  and  reTmZ  T"  forth  Lctter*  Fatcnt  Na  '29«,it6,  dated  April  t,  1884),  whereby 
suiphato  and  * w,,ich  are  ,hcn  hLuss  - 


tl  reagents,  and  the  m 


maj  oc  intermixed  with  the  saturated  ore  and  with  any  other  necessary  cliem- 
ouln  difniwl  tn  „  charged  into  an  insulated  pan  or  other  appropriate  mechanical  vessel,  with  the 

ZLrvsaltaLanvlMV  ?Z  bei"S  aSitatcd  b)'  an>'  suitabl°  mechanical  appliances,  the 

ZZ  - f,  u  y  add‘t,onal  chemicals  required  for  the  character  of  the  ore  under  treatment  are  in- 


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live  current  of  electricity,  the  positive  electrode  being  in  cc 
amalgam  being  finally  deposited  or  collected  at  the  negati 


'  the  floured  mercury  to  the  action  of  a  positi 
‘  tnct  with  the  slimes  or  pulp,  the 
‘  electrode,  substantially  as  describe 

"  lm  alectrical  settler  for  collecting  floured  mercury,  the  combination  of  „  „„  . .  ,  . , 

materia',  subsmufla"^  dracrite^^^  °f  COndUCtinS  and  no"-“"‘l«cting 

a  cathode  and  the  hitter  combined  stirrers  and  anodes  and  I  °.1  n?  "  hereby  the  former  becomes 

ore  and  mercury  between  the  continuouslv.nrfmo-  * 1C  *  C?nC  C1,rCuit  is  continuous  through  the 

deposited  thereby  on  the  copper  surface  or  hthod®  substantially  as  describ“  >°dCS'  th<!  fl0!“‘80l<1  b°ing 

Sworn  to  before  me )  MARK  BIRMINGHAM. 

November  25,  1SS7.  ) 

Benjamin  Yates, 

yolanj  Public  ,V.  Y.  Co. 

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a  Jn-S  f°!?er  contains  correspondence  regarding  the  business  of  the  Edison 
Ore  Milling  Co.,  Ltd.  Among  the  documents  are  letters  pertaining  to  Ocean 
Magnetic  Iron  Co.  stock  and  to  Sherburne  B.  Eaton’s  claim  for  money  he 
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EATON  &  LEWIS 


•  EQUITABLE  BUILDING) 

.^v^-.Xebjath._ _ ! 


Edison  Ora  Milling  Oo., 

Thomas  A. Edison,  Esq., 

Dear  Sir: 

Referring  to  my  claim  against  this  Company, 
and  to  your  letter  to  me  dated  October  29, 1285, wherein  you  stated 
that  my  claim  would  be  settled  as  soon  as  the  Company  had  any 
money, I  beg  to  inquire  whether  the  money  which  the  Company  is  like¬ 
ly  to  soon  receive  from  the  Ocean  Company  cannot  be  turned  over 
to  me  in  part  payment  of  my  account.  Win  you  kindly  let  me  hear 
from  you  on  that  point,  and  will  you  also  please  favor  me,  if  not 
putting  you  to  too  much  trouble,  with  your  views  as  to  when  my  claim 
will  be  likely  to-be  paid. 

It  may  be  proper  for  me  to  say  that  I  began  to  advance 
money  on  Aug.  24, 1881,  and  that  the  statu te^imitations  will  soon 
begin  to  run  on  my  claim.  Ir  my  claim  is  not  settled  before  long, 

I  suppose  T  m»st  ask  you  to  put  it  into  such  shape  that  it  will 
not  expire  by  statute. 


Very  truly  yours, 


THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS. 

CABLE  ADDRESS: 

11 XYDSUN  NEW  YORK.” 

Schenectady,  N.  Y., - AtfliL-8S.th  . 1887  . _ 


AvO.Tate  Esq, 

CtO  T. A. Edison  Esq, 

40  Wall  St.  New  York. 

Bear  Sir, 

I  have  your  favor  of  25th. inst. with  relation  to  the  Ocean 
Magnetic  Iron  Co.  and  their  relations  with  the  Edison  Ore  Milling 
Co. 

Will  you  please  look  up  the  contract  between  the  Ore  Milling 
Co.  and  Bell  &  Co., as  I  want  to  look  into  the  matter  when  I  am  in 
town  on  Monday. 


Yours  very  truly 


Edison  Ora  Milling  Co,, 


Thomas  A.  Edison,  Esq.^rasidant, 

Dear  Sir; 

Please  Je^ina  call  you?  attention  to  my  latte 
or  Feb.18, 1887,  regarding  my  claim  again.t  this  qompany  fpr  cash 
disbursements.  I  have  received  neither  answer  nor  acknowledgement,, 
As  stated  In  that  letter  the  statute  or  limitations  may  rpn  against 
my  claim  in  a  Tew  months,  and  I  would  be  glad  to  get  It  into  goo* 
shape  as  will  prevent  its  being  outlawed,  ir  you  will  Tavor  me 
with  an  answer  to  my  letter, I  will  be  much  obliged.  Believe  me  to 
remain. 


Very  truly  yours. 


EATON  4  LEWIS 


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Edison  Ore  Mining  Company, 

T.A. Edison  Esq., President, 

Dear  Sir: 

1  to  acknowledge  the  receipt  of  your 
valued  favor  of  the  7th.  inst.  stating  that  as  r^ga^s  my  claim 
fegaimsti.thleiOtwpany  for  money  lent,  you  will  attend  to.  it  shortly. 
Without  wishing  to  appear  to  be  impatient, I  neverthel ees  trust 
that  I  may  hear  from  you  without  further  delay.  .Hoping  you  win 
be  able  to  give  the  matter  your  attention  soon. I  beg  to  remain, 
dear  air, 


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May  I  trouble  you  to  aid  me  in  getting  the  Ore 
Milling  Co.  to  take  some  action  on  my  claim  for  money  advanced. 

The  statute  of  limitations  will  soon  begin  to  run,  and  I  am  quite 
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have  lost  all  interest  in  these  matters, but  if  you  have  not,  and 
if  y«u  are  willing  to  serve  me, will  you  kindly  do  what  you  can 
to  secure  some  action  on  this  matter.  By  doing  so  you  will  con¬ 
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Dear  Sir:- 

A  Special  meeting  of  the  Board  of  Directors  of  The  Edison 
Ore  Milling  Company,  Limited,  will, bo  held  at  the  office  of  Mr. 

John  0,  Tomlinson  No.  40  Wall  Street,  Now  York  City  on  the 
[day  of  1367  at  ff  such  day  to  authorize 

the  execution  of  the  new  contract  with  Mr.  Edison  and  to  authorize 
the  issue'of  the  increased  stock  of  the  corporation. 

it  iu  very  important  that  a  full  Board  should  be  present. 
Yours  respectfully. 


]ret  ary. 


Thomas  A.  Edison  Esq. 

Llewellyn  Park.N.  J. 


1887.  Patents  (D-87-49) 


This  folder  contains  correspondence  to  and  from  Edison’s  patent 
attorneys  and  agents,  along  with  other  letters  relating  to  domestic  and  foreign 
patent  applications,  patent  litigation,  and  other  patent  matters.  Also  included 
is  a  letter  from  the  solicitor  general  of  the  United  States  concerning  litigation 
against  the  American  Bell  Telephone  Co.  Among  the  correspondents  are 
attorneys  John  C.  Tomlinson,  Richard  N.  Dyer,  and  Lemuel  W.  Serrell. 

All  the  documents  have  been  filmed. 


DUNCAN,  CURTIS  &  PAGE, 


January  14,  1887, 

Richard  N«  Dyer,  Esq. 

My  Dear  Dyer:-  . 

X  have  examined  the  Edison  Telephone  Repeater  case 
and  return  same  herewith. 

If  you  filed  in  '84  you  are  too  early  for  us.  Our  ear¬ 
liest  available  date  is  nearly  a  year  later.'.  Under  the  circum¬ 
stances  I  suppose  we  can  do  nothing  further,  in  the  interference, 
that  will  be. of  advantage  to  our  case.  Should  X  make  any  move  I 
will  give  timely  notice,  but  I  ean  see  nothing  more  that  I  can  do 
but  to  let  the  case  gxx.  *  ;  ^  j 


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Department  of  justice, 

Washington 


Thomas  A, Edison, Esq. , 


April  18,1887. 


Fort  Meyer  .Florida. 

Bear  Sir: 

I  am  charged  in  my  official  capacity  with  the  conduct  of 
the  suit  recently  instituted  in  the  name  of  the  United  States 
vs.  The  American  Bell  Telephone  Co. , to  test  the  validity  of 
patents  Nos.  174,465  and  186,487  granted  to  Alexander  G.Bell, 
and  dated  respectively  on  the  7th  of  March  1876  and  on  the 
15th  of  January  1877.  It  is  claimed  on  the  part  of  the 
patentee  and  his  assigns  that  these  two  patents  cover  sub- 
stantically  the  entire  art  of  telephony , arid  under  them  The 
American  Bell  Telephone  Go.  has  claimed  and  thus  far  secured 
the  monopoly  of  telephone  operations  throughout T the-  country. 

It  is  import ant, there f ore ,to  ascertain  all  the  facts  con- 
nected  with  their  grant  and  issuance, in  order  that  :the  Govern¬ 
ment  may  inflict  no  injustice  in’the  prosecution  of  the  suit 
which  is  commenced.  The  information  on  that  subject  now  be¬ 

fore  this  Department  induces  a  grave  doubt  as  to  who  in 
reality  invented  the  telephone  as  to  whether  or  not  the  credit 


Thomas  A.Edi son, Esq. , 


of  having  done  so  ms  rightly  awarded  to  Alexander  G.Bell  in 
the  judicial  and  other  proceedings  through  which  hitherto  the 
exclusive  use  of  electricity  in  telephony  has  been  maintained . 
These  questions  would  seem  to  have  been  presented  and  decided 
in  favor  of  Prof. Belt  in  two  contests  to  which  you  were  a 
party .namely:  in  the  suit  of  The  American  Bell  Telephone  Co. 
vs. Peter  A.Dowd.and  in  the  telephone  interferences  had  in  the 
Patent  Off ice. but  from  some  facts  connected  with  these  cases, 
it  would  seem  that  they  -were,  both  conducted  in  the  interest 
of  the  claimant  of  the  Bell  patent  and  that  the.  decisions 
rendered  in  them  would  not  be  entitled  to  be  considered  as  the 
result  of  hostile  contests  on  the  issues  involved.  It  ap¬ 
pears  as  a  matter  of  record  in  the  Patent  Office  that  pre¬ 
vious  to  the  adjudications  had  in  the  cases  referred  to, The 
American  Bell  Telephone  Go. had  become  the  owner  by  assignment 
of  all  the  patents  issued  to  you  and  applications  for  patents 
filed  by  you  which  were  involved  in  the  interference  proceed¬ 
ings  .and.  this  seems  to  be  true  also  as  to  most  of  the  other 
parties. so  that  in  fact  The  American  Bell  Telephone  Co. had 
the  right  to  control  the  entire  controversy. 

In  order  to  enable  the  counsel  for  the  Government  to 


Thomas  A. Edison, Esq. , 


3. 


judge  intelligently  in  this  regard.I  would  desire, if  con¬ 
sistent  with  your  sense  of  propriety, to  have  answers  from 
you  to  the  following  questions:  ■  First.  Were  you  a  real  party 
in  interest  to  the  Dowd  suit  or  to  the  telephone  interfer¬ 
ences,  or  were  you  a  mere  nominal  party  and  represented  by  the 
Western  Union  Telegraph  Go.  or  the  American  Bell  Telephone 
Go?  Second.  Did  you  have  any  active  personal  connection  or 
supervision  of  these  case 3, or  either  of  them?  Third.  Did 
you  employ  and  pay  counsel  to  represent  you, or  was  the  counsel 
who  appeared  for  you  employed  and  paid  by  either  of  the  Com¬ 
panies  referred  to? 

The  Government  is  not  prosecuting  this  suit  to  impair 
of  advance  any  individual  right, but  solely  for  the  public 
benefit, which  consideration, as  mil  as  the  interest  of 
science .requires  that  it  be  known  what  inventor  developed  the 
telephone , and  whdther  or  not  any  one  has  iuch  right  to  such 
monopoly  as  to  exclude  the  claim:  Of  all  other  people  of 
the  United  States. 

It  is  assumed  that  you  can  possibly  give  most  important 
information  upon  all  these  questions, and  I  respectfully  re¬ 
quest  that  you  -will  have  the  kindness, if  you  may  consistently 


y  Thomas  P. Edison, Esq. 


and  conveniently  do  so, to  furnish  me  such  as  you  have, as  much 
in  detail  as  you  can  find  time  to  give  it, and  should  I  he  of 
the  opinion  upon  receiving  it  that  it  is  necessary  to  do  so, 

I  will  send  one  of  the  Government  counsel  to  Florida  to  take 
your  testimony  in  legal  form, if  you  have  no  objection  to 
giving  it. 

I  should  be  glad  to  hear  from  you  at  your  earliest  con¬ 
venience. 


Very  respectfully , 


Solicitor  General  .and 
Acting  Attorney  General  in  this 


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My  Dear  Mr.  Edison: - 

I  started  in  to  cross  examine  Mann  yesterday  in 
the  fibrous-carbon  suit.  I  remembered  your  saying  that  Cheever 
knew  all  about  the  original  application.  I  asked  Mann  what  Cheever 
had  to  do  with  it,  and  he  said  he  "thought  he  had  something  to  do 
with  it  ,  but  of  course  could  not  remember  just  what".  I  called 

on  Cheever  at  5  o'clock,  and  he  told  me  the  whole  story.  I  remain¬ 

ed  at  his  office  until  late  making  notes  and  extracts  from  his  pap¬ 
ers;  went  there  early  this  morning  and  worked  until  1  o'clock  when 
I  had  to  cross  examine  Mann  again.  In  the  meantime  Cheever  had 
told  the  Sawyer-Mann  people  in  order  that  he,  Cheever,  might  not 
gift  into  trouble,  of  what  I  was  doing.  Mann  is  very  much  broken 

up,  so  is  Broadnax  &  Bull.  I  have  got  at  the  bottom  of  the  con¬ 
spiracy  and  know  the  entire  truth.  There  will  be  some  very  inter¬ 
esting  developments.  I  will  see  you  about  this  personally,  just  as 
‘  soon  as  as  I  can  get  time. 

I  do  not  profess  to  be  fond  of  work,  but  for  the  last 
two  months  in  the  language  of  Mr.  Evarts  "my  labors  have  been  ar¬ 
duous  and  protracted. mJin  tniUnm".  i  feei  rather  jubilant  this  . 

afternoon  at  the  result  of  my  work,  and  I  believe  we  are  going  to 
win  all  along  the  line.  Yours  sincerely, 


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My  dear  Mr.  Edison, 


°ec«  21, /,W  7 


You  may  remember  that  some  time  ago  you  gave  me  a 
copy  of  the  English  record  in  the  suit  on  the  Filament  patent.  I 
have  been  recently  reading  the  decsion  of  the  English  court  of  ap. 
peals  in  the  case  on  the  Sanyer-Mann  patent.  I  think  you  mentioned 
once  that  you  had  a  copy  of  the  record  in  that  case  also;  if  you  have 
will  you  kindly  send  it  in  to  me  as  I  am  very  anxious  to  examine  the 
testimony.  1  consider  it  important  to  the  proper  trial  of  the  case 
here  that  I  should  post  myself  in  regard  to  the  testimony  in  the  Ehgf 
lish  suit  on  this  Sawyer-Mann  patent. 


Tours  sincerely, 


Mr.  Thomas  A,  Edison. 


^  "Jtu  i  *>?-/*- s* 

•'  Law  Offices  of' 

h.  DYER  &  SEELY, 

(PATENT  BUSINESS  EXCLUSIVELY) 

/  No.  <to  Wall  Street, 

New  York.  December  30, _  ,188  7. 

Thomas  A.  Edison,  Esq., 

Llewellyn  Park,  Orange,  N.  j. 

My  dear  Mr.  Edison; 

I  have  Mr.  Hand  ford*  s  letter  of  the  7th  inst,  with 
your  request  for  our  reason  in  making  the  change  in  sending  two  cases 
to  Messrs.  Harris  &  Mills  rather  than  to  Mr.  Handford,  also  Mr.  John¬ 
son’s  letter  to  you  on  the  subject. 

The  two  patents  referred  to  are  those  on  the  pyro-magnetic  gene? 
rator  and  motor.  Before  preparing  the  English  cases  we  had  received 
the  actions  of  our  Patent  Office  here  and  had  carefully  examined  the 
publications  referred  to  by  the  Patent  Office.  We  felt,  therefore, 
that  we  were  well  acquainted  with  the  state  of  the  art  and  that  no 
examination  in  England  and  revison  of  our  papers  was  necessary.  You 
know  that  we  liave  formerly  sent  your  cases  to  Mr.  Handford  for  the 
purpose  of  having  such  an  examination  and  revision  made  bu£  in  view  of 
the  particular  circumstances  we  did  not  consider  that  this  extra  ex¬ 
pense  would  be  justified.  After  discussing  the  matter  with  you, you 
agreed  with  us  and  gave  your  consent  to  the  sending  of  these  cases  to 
our  regular  agents. 

Mr.  Handford  some  time  ago  refused  to  do  this  character  of  work 
for  us  and  hence  the  cases  could  not  be  sent  to  him  without  incurring 


Law  Offices  of 
DYER  &  SEELY, 

PATENT  BUSINESS  EXCLUSIVE!. 

No.  40  Wall  Street, 

New  York . 


what  we  considered  an  unnecessary  expense.  Harris  &  Mills,  with  whom 
we  have  done  business  for  years,  and  whom  I  have  known  in  business  for 
at  least  ten  or  twelve  years,  are  careful  and  reliable  men.  We  have 
always  been  satisfied  with  the  services  of  Mr.  Handford  and  believe 
him  to  be  everything  that  Mr.  Johnson  claims  for  him. 

With  regard  to  the  Gouraud  matter  referred  to  by  Mr.  Handford, 
you  know  that  Col.  Gouraud  had  entire  control  of  the  cases  and  we 
did  no  tiling  more  than  send  him  the  papers.  Col.  Gouraud  never  asked 
our  advice  about  English  solicitors  and  we  never  volunteered  it^We 

can  see  nonsignificant  in  the  remark  Mr;  Handford  states  Col.  Gouraud 
made  to  him. 

A»  our  instructions  fra,  you  stand  at  ft.  present  time  we  expect 
to  scud  future  cases  of  yours  to  „r.  Handford  unless  you  generally  or 
in  some  paricuia,  case  instruct  us  not  to  do  so.  „r.  Handford  Has  no 

-.1  grievance  .Hat  we  can  see;  »e  fear  that  fee  is  over- sensitive.  V 
J  0<"aSi“>  »»■  »°t  been  without  profit,sihee  it  has  given 

1  Mr-  JOh“S"‘  ""  eppertunity  to  indulge  in  sos.e  of  feis  terse  but 
^groundless  reflections  on  other  peoples'  motives. 

Youts  very  truly, 


1887.  Phonograph  -  General  (D-87-50) 

This  folder  contains  correspondence  concerning  the  manufacture  and 
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domestic  phonograph  companies.  Some  of  the  documents  pertain  to  the 
formation  of  the  Edison  Phonograph  Toy  Manufacturing  Co.  and  the 
liquidation  of  the  Edison  Speaking  Phonograph  Co.  Among  the 
correspondents  are  Uriah  H.  Painter,  a  stockholder  of  the  Edison  Speaking 
Phonograph  Co.;  Ezra  T.  Gilliland,  general  agent  of  the  Edison  Phonograph 
Co.;  and  Edward  H.  Johnson,  treasurer  of  the  Edison  Speaking  Phonograph 


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Washington,  D.  C.  Aug.  13,  1887. 


My  Dear  Mr.  Painter: 

A  friend  of  mine  has  Juet  returned  from  a  call  on  Mr.  Tainter 
of  tho  G|i<^phon8  instrument. 

He  hays  that  Tainter  tells  him  that  he  is  hard  at  work  im¬ 
proving  his  Instrument;  that  he  works  on  it  night  and  day;  that  he 
has  improved  it  very  considerably,  and  has  adde.d-several  important 
I  1  things  to  it,  not  changing  the  general  groundwork  of  it,  but  to 

improve  the  mechanism.  He  also  says  that  he  has  made  a  machine  for 
Comae reial  use  of  a  double  nature  by  which  two  cylinders  are  run, and 
the  merchant  tan  keep  one  and  send  one  off,  by  which  means  there 
:  can  be  no  controversy,  er  in  other  words  a  copy  ef  the  matter  is 

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■  Thwwe  has  been  a  paper  circulated  among  the  holders  of  the 

!  Graphone  stock  for  their  signatures,  by  which  they  bind  themselves  ^ 

!  not  to  sell  any  ef  the  stock  at  less  than  *30.  a  share.  (Par  *10.)^ 

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19  DEY  Street, 


Some  time  ago  you  wrote  to  me  and  stated  that  Mr.  Edison  de¬ 
sired  to  have  a  meeting  of  the  Phonograph  Co,  oallod  for  the  pur¬ 
pose  of  making  some  changes  to  oblige  him,  I  wrote  opposing  the 
calling  of  the  meeting  until  we' had  a  majority  of  the  stock  to  vote 
whatever  you  and  he  and  I  agreed  upon, 

I  offered  however  in  case  that  you  chose  to  chance  it  on  get¬ 
ting  left  in  the  minority  to  give  you  ray  proxy  which  would  cover 
nearly  if  not  quite  :one  half  of  the  stocjf, 

you  did  not  acc.ept  that  offer,  nor  did  you  send  me  the  pro¬ 
posed  programme, 

I  do  not  know  what  has  been  done  by  you  or  Mr. ?Edison  in  the 
last  sixty  days  towards  getting  the  stock  to  control  the  old  Co,, 
but  X  am  now  ready  to  vote  on' 10,300  shares,  exclusive  of  the  1,800 
owned  by  Mr,  Edison,  Col,  Reiff  and  yourself, 

9,801  shares  are  a  majority  of  all  the  stock  entitled  to  vote. 
X  am  in  favor  of  creating,  a  new  Company  to  whom  shall  be  as¬ 
signed  our  contract  with  Mr,  Edison,  and  the  purchase  from  him  by 
the  means  of  additional  stock  or  money  of  the  toy  and  clock  con¬ 
tracts,  which  have  lapsed  and  fallen  back  into  his  hands# 


•  2. 

Mr.  Hubbard  has  sent  his  resignation  as  president  and  Director 
of  the  Old  Company  to  you,  as  I  am  now  informed. 

Will  you  please  confer  with  Mr.  Edison  at  once  and  arrange  for 
a  meeting  the  last  of  next  week  bearing  in  mind  that  it  takes  ten 
days  notice  to  the  stock  holders  to  make  a  legal  meeting. 

Ihere  is  no  necessity  for  calling  a  meeting  of  the  Board  as 
all  it  could  do  would  be  to  submit  recommondatuons  to  the  stock¬ 
holders  which  we  can  just  as  well  submit  without  the  intervention 
of  a  Board  Meeting, 

Mr,  Hubbard  authorizes  me  to  say  to  you  that  you  have  author¬ 
ity  from  him  and  in  his  name  to  call  a  meeting  of  the  stock-holders, 
you  of  course  sighing  as  secretary,  by  direction  of  the  President. 

Please  urge  Mr.  Edison  to  give  this  his  immediate  attention, as 

I  cannot  learn  that  any  steps  have  been  taken  by  him  to  prevent  the 

infringement  of  his  patents  by  the  Western  Electric  Company  who  are 

making  three  hundred  for  the  graphophone  Co.  of  Washington,  or  by  a 
Company  that  I  ~) 

^new  understand  firom  Mr,  Gilliland  that  he  has  organized  to  manufac¬ 
ture  them  in  New  jersey  at  some  place  that  I  now  forget  the  name  of. 

If  it  will  expedite  matters  any  I  will  agree  to  meet  Mr.  Edison 
Mr*  Batchelor,  Col,  Beiff  and  yourself  at  any  time  as  we  five  con¬ 
stitute  a  majority  of  the  Board  of  the  Edison  OP.,  which  Board  you 


no  doubt  recollect  was  elected  by  you  and  I  to  carry  out  the  agro'e- 
ments  made  with  Mr,  Edison  prior  to  your  going  to  Europe  for  him  on 
the  Telephone  business* 


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Washington,  D,  C«  12,  4,  1887, 

My  Dear  Sir; 

I  have  your  endorsement  upon  my  letter  of  11,  30, 

1  do  not  concede  that  the  phonograph  patents  in  this  country 
are  void, 

I  do  not  know  except  as  you  now  tell  me  what  you  thought  or 
what  you  are  doing, 

X  do  not  know-  of  any  insinuations  of  dishonesty  that  have  been 
made  against  you. 

None  have  been  made  in  my  presence,  nor  to  me, 

I  have  no  desire  to  see  Mr,  Tomlinson  or  to  make  his  acquaint¬ 
ance  any  further  as  it  has  neither  been  pleasant  nor  profitable  to 
me  what  I  do  know  of  him, 

I  do  not  know  of  any  reason  oiwoawfch  why  you  and  I  cannot  ■ 
transact  any  business  that  we  might  have  without  the  intervention 
of  any  lawyer. 

You  say  that  if  I  will  have  Tomlinson  explain  the  whole  sit¬ 
uation,  I  will  see  that  •Yo.ujhave  been  treated  outrageously J 

I  do  not  understand  who  is  meant  by  “You", 

If  you  mean  the  Old  Phonograph  Co,,  X  can  only  reply  that  it 
consists  of  seven  directors,  a  majority  of  them  put  there  at  your  : 


Five  of  the  seven  are  as  follows: 

Thomas  A.  Edison, 

Charles  Batchelor, 

Edward  H.  Johnson, 

Josiah  C,  Reiff, 

0*  H,  Painter, 

If  you  will  show  me  one  instance  where  they  have, acting  collett 
ively,  done  anything  of  an  outrageous  nature,  or  in  fact  done  any 
thing  except  under  your  directions,  I  will  make  you  a  present  of 
my  stock,  .  .  •  ' 

There  is  not  one  of  those  men  who  does  not  have  an  unimpeach¬ 
able  record  as  having  been  and  sire  today  your  friends  against  the 
world. 

There  is  not  one  of  those  men  who  ha^e  not  .shorn  in  the  past 
their  willingness  to  go  it  blind  for  anything  that  you  wanted  go 
far  as  1  know,  so  that  I  come  inevitably  to  tlie  conclusion  that 
some  one  has> wickedly  misrepresented  their  action  to  you. 

Now  about  myself.  There  are  some  things  that  are  dearer  to 
me  than  money,-  and  mne  of  them  ,  4s  my  ^gjpreputation  for  fair 
dealing* 


3. 

If  I  have  ever  before  been  charged  with  having  treated  any  one 
outrageously,  I  never  heard  of  it. 

If  you  will  establish  any  specific  outrage,  that  I  have  com¬ 
mitted  against  you,  I  will  present  you  with- a  majority  of  the  stock 
in  the  old  Company, 

I  have  been  very  particular  recently  .to  express  no  opinion 
whatever  except  what  I  expressed  in  a.  letter  to  Mr,  Johnson,  which 
he  forwarded  to  you  .with  my  consent. 

There  is  certainly  nothihg  in  that  letter  to  which  you  can 
take  exceptions,  unless  you  do  not  concede  to  me  th.e  right  to  differ 
with  you  under  any  circumstances  on  -a  legal  point. 

There  is  one  thing,  in  view  of  your  letter,  that  I  want  you  to 
frankly  state  to  me  now,  and  that  is  ,  if  I  have  ever  acted  other 
than  thoroughly  just  to  you  in  every  transaction  or  relation  I  have 
had  with  you*  ' 

Second,  Since  we  succeeded. in  getting  control  of  the  old  Phono 
Co,  is  there  a  single  act.  of  that  Company  of  which  you  complain? 

■Whether  I  ever  make  any  money  out  of  the  Phonograph  or  not  is 
a  matter  of  minor  importance  with  me. 

Last  September  when. Mr,  Johnson  wrote  to  me  and  stated  that 
you  wanted  to  have  a  meeting  of  the  Company  called  for  the  purpose 
of  submitting  a  reorganization  scheme,  I  replied  by  return  mail 


telling  him  that  he  could  have  my  -proxy  jjal though  I  did  not  know 
what  he  wanted  with  it^but  telling  him  that  he  would  make  a  mis¬ 
take  if  he  called  a  meeting  without  being  sure  thatbhe  had  a  ma¬ 
jority  of  the  stock. 

To  show  my. confidence  in  him  and  in  you,  I-’did  not  even  ask 
what  your  programme  was. 

I  shall  be  very  sorry  if  nothing  comes  out  of  the  Phonograph 
of  a  pleasant  or  a  profitable  nature.  I  shall  be  sorry  on  Mr. 
Johnsons  account  because  of  the  faith  he  has  always  had  in  it  and 
in  you.  It  was  so  strong  at  one  time  that  he  took  all  the  m  ney  he 
had  in  the  w.orld  and  put  in  to.  help  buy  out  stock  enough  to  con- 
trol  the  Company,  with  the  beliof  that  as  soon  as  the  control  of 
the  company  was  put  into  your  hands,  you  would  again  take  it  up 
and  develop  something  out  of  it, 

I  can  stand  disappointment  for  I  am  used  to;  it,  I  have  a 
private  cemetery  into  which  I  turn  down  my  disappointment  and 
losses,  and  I  can  if  necessary  tuck  the  old.  Phonograph  away  into  a 
.quiet  corner  and  soon  forget  it,  bu4  I  have  no  room  for  the  lodg¬ 
ment  of  a  charge  that  either  the  Company  or  myself  have  treated 
you  outrageously  in  any  matter  on  earth. 

Yours  truly,  ; 

T.  A,  Edison, 

Orange,  I-J.  j.. 


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Washington,  D.  C»  IS,  10,  1887. 

/_•  .  ... 

Thomas  A.  Edison, 

Orange,  N,  Jr 
IJy'Dear  Sir:- 

Your  favor  of  IS,  5,  reached  me  on  the  7th,  and  I  have  delayed 
answering  it  to  get  a  copy  of  Mr,  Hubbards  letter  to  Mr.  Johnson, 
in  which  you  said  he  insinuated  dishonesty  on  your  part. 

As  I  now  understand  your  position,  the  only  outrage  that  I 
have  committed  upon  you  is  in  declining  to  accept  your  proposition. 

Am  I  correct  in  this?  and  that  you  have  no  other  cause  of  com¬ 
plaint  against  me  or  against  the  Company, 

When  I  asked  for  an  interview  with  you  and  Mr,  Johnson  on  the 
27th  of  last  month,  you  referred  me  to  your  lawyer,  so  you  cannot 
complain  that  I  have  not  volunteered  to  come  to  see  you  under 
those  circumstances. 

The  question  of  the  validity  of  the  Phonogrpah  patents  is  a 
question  that  can  be  tested  and  if  necessary  and  an  act  of  Congress 
can  be  had  to  revive  them, 

I  do  not  agree  with  *ou  that  there  was  any  insinuation  in  Mr. 
Hubbards  letter  to, Mr,  Johnson. 

Mr.  Hubbard  has  been  your  friend  and  admirer  all  the  long 


years  that  I  have  known  him. 

I  do  not  think  he  has  ever  done  anything  of  which  any  one  can 
complain,  except  when  the  Bell  crowd  got  up  the  impnoveroents  on 
the  Phonograph,  and  started  out  on  the  theory  that  the  Edison  pater* 
were  void,  in  order  to  prevent, their  proceeding  on  that  basis  he 
took  a  small  amount  of  stock  in  their  Company,  and  went  in  to 
oppose  and  has  up  to  this  time  successfully  opposed  anything  being 
done  by  them  in  violation  of  the  Edison  patents,  unless  we  abso¬ 
lutely  refuse  to  make  any  terms  with  them  whatever,  which  under 
your  directions,  we  have  so  far  refused  to  make, 

They  are  willing  today  to  recognize  the  validity  of  your  pat¬ 
ents,  and  to  pay  a  royalty  for  their  use. 

If  they  do  not  question  them,  you  certainly  cannot, 

Mr.  Hubbard  took  the  ground  that  you  were  entitled  to  all 
the  honor  and  profit  that  there  was  due  from  the  invention  of  the 
fundamental  basis  of  the  phonogr  ph, 

Mr,  Hubbard  is  worth  several  millions  of  dollars,  and  I  think 
is  incapable  of  doing  anything  by  insinuation,  or  from  greed. 

Ills  letter  to  Mr.  Johnson  was  intended  to  disavow  having  any 
idea  that  you  were  knowingly  doing  anything  that  from  your  stand¬ 
point  you  did  not  consider  you  had  a  right  to  do. 


3, 


He  desired  to  pave  the  way  for  a  friendly  interview  and  dis¬ 
cussion  of  the  matter,  and  when  he  afterwards  made  up  his  mind  t 
that  the  proposition  that  you  made  to  him  war;  not  not  in  your  in¬ 
terests  or  his,  as.  being  the  best  thing  that  could  be  done,  he 
again  asked  for  an  interview,  and  on  a  failure  to  receive  any  re¬ 
ply  from  you  felt  that  he  had  not  been  treated  properly  by  you, 
and  immediately  resigned,  from  the  Old  Company,  both  as  President 
and  Director. 

•Am  X  to  understand  from  your  letter  to  Mr.  Johnson,  which  he 
gave  to  Mr.  Hubbard,  and  which  X  have  now  a  copy  of,  that  you  take 
the  ground  there  are  no  patentable  improvements  in  the  phonograph 
you  are  now  making,  and  that  any  one  is  at  liberty  to  make  it  so 
far  as  you  are  concerned* 

You  complain  that  X  did  not  accept  of  terms  that  you  offered 
to  go  into  the  new  Company,  and  in  the  same  breath  admit  that  you 
did  not  expect  to  have  me  go  in  on  these  terms,  but  there  was  anoth¬ 
er  basis  of  which  I  knew  nothing, . 

I  was  requested  by  Mr.  Johnson  to  do  nothing  in  the  matter 
until  you  had  an  opportunity  to  retire  if  possible  on  a  basis  of 
your  own  the  minority  stock  holders,  who  behaved  so  badly  in  79, 
that  you  desired  the  management  taken  out  of  their  hands, 

I  have  given  you  every  opportunity  to  make  a  trade  with  them 


4. 

ancl  I  should  judge  from  the  fact  that  Mr*  Cheever  is  now  claiming 
to  have  nearly  enough  stock  to  control  the  old  company,  and  is 
trying  to  get  somebody  to  help  him  to  make  war  upon  you,  that  you 
have  failed  to  get  rid  of  the  objectionable  men  in  the  old  Company 
I  now  earnestly  desire  that  some  basis  for  a  continuation  of 
the  monopoly  of  the  Phonograph  business  be  had,  and  can  only  re¬ 
gard  the  present  situation  as  fatal  to  your  best  interests  and  in¬ 
jurious  to  those  of  others* 

I  think  it  has  been  unfortunate  that  you  should  have  launched 
out  to  the  extent  that  you  have  without  any  consultation  v/ith  me, 
or  as  far  as  X  can  ascertain,  v/ith  Mr.  Johnsonr§.nd  if  there  is  any 
thing  that  I  can  do  to  mend  matters  I  shall  be  glad  to  do  it* 

Yours  truly,  _ * 

U_  J~f-  VO-'C' i — - 


THOMAS  A.  EDISON, 


E.  T.  GILLILAND, 


Edison  Phonograph  Co. 

19  Dey  Street, 

New  York,  Dec.l0,iu87. 


l.tr.T.  A.  Edison, 

Orange  ,N.J. 

Hy  Dear  Sir: 

.  I  want  to  get  out  a  descriptive  pamphlet;  .1  mean  to  have 
it  first-class,  and  want  the  pamphlet  to  give  a  short  history  of  the 
Phonograph.  I  am  going  to'  arrange'  with  Geo.  Parsons  Lathrop  to  write 
this  up  and  I  want  to  furnish  him  all  the  data  possible.  Cannot  you 
help  me  to  it  ,  or  tell  me  where  I  can  find  it.  I  will  of  course  sub¬ 
mit  the  proofs  of  this  pamphlet  to  you  before  having  them  printed. 


Yours  truly, 


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Edison  Phonograph  Co. 

19  Dey  Street, 

New  York,  Dec.  14,1387.  • 

Mr, Thos, A, Edison, 

prangaiil.J. 

IS/.  Dear  Edison: - 

I  have  tried  to  set  out  to  your  house  some  night  to  get 
your  approval  of  the  Agency  contract,  i  find,  however,  it  is  necess¬ 
ary  for  me  to  work  every  night  in  order  to  keep  up  my  office  work. 

As  it  now  stands  the  cost  of  the  apparatus  to  the  selling  Agents 
will  be  about  530.00  and  the  selling  prioc  has  been  fixed  at  580.00. 

It  is  equivalent  to  50£  discount  from  the  selling  price.  I  have 
drawn  up  a  contract  on  this  plan,  and  have  submitted  it  to  several 
good  non  who  propose  to  become  agents  for  us  and  they  are  all  satis¬ 
fied  with  it.  According  to  the  plan  we  first  adopted, as  sot  forth  in 

W  contract,  the  selling  Agents  profit  is  determined  by  a  sliding  scale 

twice 

dependent  upon  the  cost,  and  it  is ' therefore  heveiyrilike.  It  places 
us  at  a  disadvantage  with  the  selling  agents,  giving  them  all  the  ad-  , 
vantage  of  any  saving  that  we  may  make  by  improved  facilities,  buying 
material  cheap,  etc.  The  contract  provides  tor  giving  this  benefit 
to  the  public  by  a  reduction  of  the  selling  price,  but  of  course  7/e 
v/ould  not  want  to  reduce  the  selling  nrlce  $.50  or  $1.00  at  a  time. 

I  suggest  that  we  adopt  the  plan  of  fixing  the  selling  price,  and 


T.A.E.2. 


agree  to  give  to  the  Agents,  50SS  discount  upon  the  apparatus  and  25# 

UDon  supplies.  As  the  sale  of  the  suoplios  are  guaranteed  to  the  sell- 
6  i/i* 

ing  Agent,  and  as  Vi  'ey  are  a  running  expense  against  the  use  of  the 
Elio nograph,  he  should  not  receive  so  much  profit  as  upon  the  sale  of 
the  apparatus.  ‘  •  . 

There  is  a  clause  in  the  contract  which  provides  for  not  only 
changing  the  list  or  selling  price,  but  provides  for  changing  the  dis¬ 
count,  consequently,  if  this  plan  does  not  work  well,  it  can  be  chang¬ 
ed.  It  will  be  satisfactory  to  the  selling,  agents  and  1  think  it  would, 
bo  to  our  advantage  to  adopt  this  plan.  I  enclose  a  copy. 

You  will  remember  that  1  told  you  sometime  ago  that  X  had  certain 
notions  as  to  how  the  Phonograph  should  be  made.  I  have  been  working 
along  on  it  nights  and  at  odd  times,  and  am  making  one  of  them,  iff  x( 
works  all  right,  I  will  show  it  to  you;  if  it  docs  not  I  will  drown  it. 

Everything  seems  to  be  going  all  right  at  the  Factory.  There  is 
no  use  making  apologies  ar.*l  explanations  to  you,  as  no  one  knows  bet¬ 
ter  than  you  do,  the  delays  and  disappointments  in  the  manufacture  of 
a  new  article  and  the  starting  of  a  now  Shot cry 1  Do  not  forget  that 
in. this  ease  we. are  doing? both.  iVe  are  doing  the  best  we  can. 


Yours  truly, 


Edison  Phonograph  Co. 

19  Dey  Street, 

New  York,  oec.  ic,  iaa7. 

Mr,  T.  A.  Edison, 

Orange,  M.J. 
l-tr  OCfi  Edison:- 

I  mst  say  to  you  that  I  am  awfully  disappointed  in  the 
message  whioh  Teppari  brought  to  me  the  other  day.  V/hat ever  harm  has  - 
been  done,  has  been  done,  as  the  instrument  which  1  referred  to  has 
been  completed  in  all  its  details  and  the  model  partly  finished;  and  I 
want  to  assure  you  that  in  doing  this  I  have  in  no  way  ncgieet<xUor 
delayed  the  work,  in  the  Factory.  I  am  out  of  my  house  early  in  the 
morning,  making  a  short  call  at  the  office,  spending  all  the  balpinee 
oi  the  day  in  the  Factory,  and  attending  to  all  of  my  correspondence 
at  night.  The  work  of  designing  this  Machine  has  been  done  between 
the  time  the  Stenographer  leaves  at  night  and  my  bod  'time.. 

This  is  the  first  opportunity  1  have  had  to  do  any  work  of  this 
kind.  If  the  Machine  is  better  than  others  I  should  think  you  would 
want  it.  If  any  of  your  workmen  should  produce  a  superior  UaMvine,  ynu 
would  not  hesitate  to  adopt -it.  Surely,  I  must  be  entitled  to’thc 
same  consideration.  The  present  form  of  Machine  .that'; wo  arc  at  work  •' 
upon  in  Bloomfield,  would  np&-=compare  favorably  in  ary  resnoct  with  : 
the  Graphophone,  and  I  have*' never  felt  that  you  would  put  it  upon  the 
market  in  that  condition.-'  certainly,  we  are  capable  of  producing  a 


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T.A.E.2. 


Machine  superior  to  the  Graphophone,  and  knowing  you  as  well  as  I  do 
I  X3lt  perfectly  sure  that  you  would  never  allow  the  Machine  to  go  out 
if  it  was  not  equal  to  the  Graphophone;  and  I  believed  that  you  would 
leave  nothing  undone  in  order  to  produce  something  superior,  and  it 
was  witKthc  desire  to  do  rry  part  toward  bringing  about  this  end  that 
I  have  worked  out  a  Machine  that  is  not  only  equal  to  all  of  the 
claims  made  for  the  Graphophone,  but  superior,  inasmuch,  as  it'  provide 
for  a±±-±d»e  important  points  which  they  do  not  claim  to  cover. 

It  works  upon  correct  mechanical  principles. 

Looks  well  in  its  general  appearances. 

Makes  a  reco'rd  with  1-14  threads  to  the  inch. 

Provides  ior  repeating  sentences  by  one  movement  of  a  convenient¬ 
ly  xocated  key . 

Takes  duplicate  copies, 

simply  dopr-ssing  a  key  it  will  wipe  out  ai y  sentence  which  i's 
ae sired  to  be  taicen  out. 

Provides  for  stopping  when  parties  hesitate  in  dictating,  or  when 
copisus  are  reproducing. 

Is  adapted  to  be  run  by  any  form  of  Motor. 

Is  a  hand  machine  at  all  times. 

This  is  all  accomplished  without  complicated  mechanism  or  multiplici¬ 
ty  of  parts.  It  is  not  simply  invented  but  is  worked  out  for  na,nu- 
iaeturingto , advantage.  This  has  only  been  accomplished  by  careful 
work.  _/ 

Toppan  says  you  particularly  dwelt  upon  the  point,  that  no  man 
aouid  invent  and  do  business  at  the  same  time. 

I  want  to  say  that  I  started  a  new  Factory,  invented  and  worked 
out  for  manufacture,  Ifcgneto Pells,  Switch  Boards  and  other  Telephonic 
apparatus;  travelled  and  solicited  orders;  had  no  assistance  but  hired 


T.A.E.S. 


055,000.00  i 


'  my 


■  iirct.  year.  And  as  ; 


have  never  been  enangad  in  the  slightest  particulars  in  S  years,  and 
are  universally  used  in  this  Country  and  Five  Countries  in  Europe. 

—  ^  /  s 

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Edison  Phonograph  Co. 


If)  Dey  Street, 

New  York,  Dec. 

Thomas  A.  Edison  Esq. , 

Dear  Sir;- 

In  the  matter  of  descriptive  pamphlets,  X 
have  arranged  with  the  man  who  made  all  the  cuts  for  the 
Hammond  Typewriter.  Please  hurry  up  scrap  book;  it  is 
important  this  work  be  done  as  soon  as  possible. 

I  note  what  you  say  in  regard  to  the  exhibi¬ 
tion  for  the  Institute  of  Technology.  I  have  been  thinking 
it  would  be  a  good  plan  to  engage  some  competent  person  to 
deliver  lectures  end  make  exhibtions.  We  will  have  many 
calls  of  this  kind;,  we  could  use  him  for'  our  first  exhibi¬ 
tion  in  New  York.  I  believe  it  would  be  a  profitable  way 
to  advertise.  Such  a  man  as  Spice,  or  perhaps,  a  choaper  me 


Yours  truly. 


THOMAS  A.  EDISON, 


Edison  Phonograph  Co. 

19  Dey  Street, 

New  YorkPsc.  31st  1 


A.  0.  Tate  Esq. , 

Orange,  N.  J. 

My  dear  Tate;- 

Yotirs  enelosings^^fipplng  from  Cincinnati 
paper  received.  Pie  ase  say  to  Mr.  Edison  that  I  had  already 
seen  it  and  written  a  letter  to  Cincinnati  giving  them  a 
blowing  up.  There  is  nothing  left  for  roe  to  do  now  except 
to  wait  till  I  go  to  Cincinnati  and  go  in  and  lick  the  editor. 

Yours  truly. 


Ben'l  Agent, 


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Washington,  D,  0.  12,  27,  1S87. 


My  Dear  Mr,  Edison:- 


Wont  you  kindly  take  time  enough  from  the  whirl  of  bus¬ 
iness  that  you  seem  to  be  always  in,  to  answer  me  two  or  three 
questions  that  I  put  in  my  letter  to  you  on  the  11th  instant. 

Do  you  care  to  name  a  price  at  which  you  will  sell  your 
stock  in  the  Old  Phonograph  Co? 

I  had  an  offer  for  mine  today,  but  will  not  do  anything 
if  not  satisfactory  to  you  and  Mr,  Johnson, 


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1887.  Phonograph  -  Foreign  (D-87-51) 

This  folder  contains  correspondence  relating  to  the  phonograph  business 
in  the  United  Kingdom  and  continental  Europe.  Many  of  the  letters  pertain 
to  European  patent  applications.  There  are  also  documents  concerning 
phonogram  messages  sent  to  the  United  Kingdom  and  the  exhibition  of  the 
phonograph  in  that  countiy.  Much  of  the  correspondence  is  by  George  E. 
Gouraud,  Edison’s  foreign  phonograph  agent  residing  in  England. 

Approximately  90  percent  of  the  documents  have  been  filmed.  The 
following  categories  of  documents  have  not  been  filmed:  routine 
correspondence  regarding  the  translation  of  foreign-language  letters  and  the 
transmission  of  cable  messages;  duplicate  copies  of  selected  documents. 


Norwood, 


j  rr  ~  -  o  7  -  a 


Norwoodi  July  2d! 


1887. 


' CONFIDENT TAL. 

My  Dear  Edison:  ..  '  •  .  .  . 

...  The  so- cal  led  Oraphophone,  of  which  doubtless  you 
have  heard i— a  narap  given  to  the'  results  of  certain  patents  taken 
out  by  Graham  Bell  and .others,  in  the  name  .of  the  Volta  Oraphophone 
Co.,— is  be ing ^ br.ou ijht 'forward  here,  and  I  have  been  offered  an  in¬ 
terest  in  it.  ,  I.  am 'aware  that 'for  some  time  past,  negotiations 
have  been  going  on  in 'Aiiier'ica  for  the  union  of  the  Volta  Co. ’s  in¬ 
terest  with  the  Phonograph  Co.  •  but  I  am  told  that  no  result  has 
yet  been  reached,,,  and  in  spite  of  your  Phonograph  patents,  which 
apparently  .contain’ principles  fundamental  to  the  Oraphophone,  the 
Oraphophone  Co.  has  been  formed  with  a  large  capital,  and  its 
shares  are  at  a  high  premium.  Seeing  that  this  machine- -which  I 
believe  is  to  be  worked  on  an  enormous  scale— is  so  much  due  to 
your  genius,  and  to. that  most  marvelous  of  your  numerous  inven¬ 
tions — that  which  perhaps  I  am  not  wrong: in  saying  is  the  one  more 
than  all  others  ta-,  which  the  world-wide  extent  of  your  fume  and 
name  rests,— it  at  once  seemed  to- me  that  the  circumstances  pre¬ 
sented  an  opportunity,  of  which  X  gladly  availed  myself,  to  do 
something  toward  continuing  the  identification  of  your  name  with, 
the  apparatus  in. question,  as  well  as.  that  of  the  company  which  is 
to  work  it.  It  also  seeme d ■  that  notwithstanding  , no  claim  could 

be  made  by  you  or  on  your  behalf,  if  put  in  the  light  of  a  claim, 
to  the  extent  of  giving  you  sprae_  pecuniary  interest,  —  in  view  oir' t,nr’ 
the  fact  that  there  is  no  .longer '  any L  Bt’it^sh' Phonograph'! tp'a ten  t ,  ~  , 

you  are  aware,— that  if-'g'ud'iciibu  sly  (handed  rl.tWiG^fe^be.^le,  .thro' 
taking  a  very  large  interes  t;;ip  ,the  propo^e^  company1, —ah"  well' as"  1  ‘ 
an  active  part  in  its  raa nag e me n t,  - -th'a t'  'Y  InighVsu c cesIS-f  dll y:  put'1 
forward  the  idea  of  giving  yoU  wlia-t’  woti Id  - perhaps; -be . ,mor ercorre c t-  ., 
ly  styled  a  complimentary  participation  in  the  shares  of  the  pro¬ 
posed  company.  The  par  ties  .concerned'  hVre>!wJre'  so  'WsiWuh  of  ••••.'< 
having  me  take  the;  matter  up',  that  ’’itr e'sdlte d’,J ?.I'usm ; hap py;  to ( .in-, 
form  you,  in  the  acceptance  of  the.  principle 0in  :both.  o£  %e  above 
respects,  and  I  hope  as  a  consequence  J.to  accompl  islj'‘one ‘!or ^lie  ■  oth-  - 
er,  or  all,  of  the  rollowing:‘••  "firA’t'.'^ihe  per ria-nenfU dent ifi ca¬ 
tion  of  your  name  with  the  company;  2d,  placing  of  your  name  upon 
every  instrument  made;  3d,  the  placing  in  your  name  of  a  substan¬ 
tial  interest  in  the  capital  of  the  company, '-^without  any  cost  on 
the  part  of  yourself.  Ifara  sure  you  will  appreciate  this  course 
<>n  my  part,  and  shall  be  glad  to  have  a  few  lines  from  you  to  that 
effect.  There  was  considerable  difficulty  in  the  question  of 
priority  of  names,  under  the  head  of  putting  yours  upon  the  in¬ 
strument;  am  having  in  view  the  Tact  that  the  attorney  of  the 
Volta  Co.  is  a  member  of  Graham  Bell's  family.  I  felt  that  if  the 
word  "Oraphophone"  should  be  substituted  for  "Phonograph,"  (which 
of  course  they  have  a  perfect  right  to  do,)  they  should  consent 
to  letting  your  name  go  upon  the  instrument  as  first,  to  be  follow- 


2d  page. 


To  Mr.  T.  A.  E. 

ed  by  Bell's;  that  suggestion  was  obviously  impracticable,  so 

I  finally, — and  I  think  I  may  be  permitted  to  say,  happily, _ solved 

the  problem  by  proposing  that  every  other  instrument  should  have 
your  name  first,  and  Graham  Bell 's  second.  The  parties  inter¬ 
ested  agree  that  no  other  names  besides  your  own  and  Bell's  need 
appear  upon  the  machine, — this  excluding  the  names  of  Taintor  and 
Chinchester  Bell,  who  are  parties  to  the  patent-rights,  and  are 
associated  inventors  with  Graham  Bell. 

I  hear  indirectly  that  you  are, occupied  in  some  experiments 
upon  the  Phonograph;  if^thi s  be  th e  case,  which  I  sincerely  hope, 
and  you  have  taken  out  ai^Jatent s,  or  intend  taking  any  out,  I 
shall  be  glad  to  assume  my  old  relations  to  you  as  regards  your 
European  patents,  if  agreeable  to  yourself.  Of  course  my  in¬ 
terest  in  the  Graphophone  patents  would  enable  me  to  better  secure 
consideration  of  your  own.  Your  early  reply  upon  this  point 
would  very  much  oblige  me,  as  if  you  have,  or  are  taking  out  any 
European  patents  in  this  connection,  and  you  acquiesce  in  the  a- 
bove  proposal,  it  would  of  course  be  easier  for  me  to  secure  con¬ 
sideration  for  you  under  this  head—  that  is  to  say,  under  what  we  4 
will  call  the  4th  head,  as  to  compensation  for  any  patents  of  your 
own  for  improvements  upon  the  Phonograph, —now,  before  any  company 
has  been  formed,  than  later  on,  when  many  people  have  to  be  treat¬ 
ed  with. 

Kindly  regard  this  coranunication  as  strictly  confidential;  by 
which,  however,  I  would  not  have  you  understand  that  I  would  keep 
secret  from  those  concerned  here  in  the  Graphophone  patents,  the 
fact  of  ray  interest  with  you  in  any  patents  oir  your  own.  The 
proposal  last-above-mentioned, --if  indeed  it  have  any  foundation 
in  the  assumption  that  you  are  wo  ik  ing  upon  the  Phonograph,  I 
should  of  course  make  known  to  those,  with  whom  I  am  here  interest¬ 
ed  in  the  Graphophone.  I  shall  associate  with  me  in  this  affair 
of  the  Graphophone,  only  a. .very  select  rew  of  my  friends;  not 
failing  to  profit  by  experience  in  the  past,  to  th  e  exclusion  of 
the  Whites,  Bouveries,  Vogles,  and  the  like.  Before  finally  com¬ 
pleting  ttie  syndicate,  X  shall  ,  in-addition  to  the  considerations 
above  referred  to,  be  glad  to  secure  for  you,  as  I  no  doubt  can  if 
you  wish  it,  a  share  in  the  syndicate  on  the  ground-floor,  ir  you 
will  intimate-  that- you  Ides  ire,, I  should  do  so.  I  consider  it  a 
stroke  of  great  feooii  l^pk  'iaj  at,,I  was  soutfit  out  in  this  connection, 
and  am  thereby  able',  to ^ protect,  your  name,  in  connection  with  that 
most  marvelous- of  all  'your  discover ie s,  as  well  as  to  poss  ibly 
secure  you  some' financial  participation;  to  see  the  principle  of 
the  Phonograph—however' modified  by  subsequent  inventions — come 
into  use  with  your 'name  in  no  way  connected  with  it,  would  have 
been,  I  think,  something  quite,  deplorable.. 

Referring  again  to  this. rumor  that  .you  are  engaged  in  improve¬ 
ments  of  th  e  Phonograph,  — i  j;.  this, be  -  the,  fact-,  and  you  have  taken 
out  or  applied  for  any'  patents,  or.  expect  toy  and  you  accept  the 
suggestion  I  have  made  ypu/as  to  the  application  of  bur  oltf  ’■’ele- 
phone  arrangements'  thereto,  kindly,  cable  me -at  once  the  word  "Im¬ 
provements,"  so  that'  I  may,  if  it  be  not  too  late,  include  in  the 


f.  ,To  !'Mrsf,;T.vftfAi;«Bi  :iot;a  XX.s  o  :jo  X  ■  f  o  overt  del  :>r:sf-X  3d  page. 

n<loac.oo.to,+3  noJirtoil  .Into  onii^'  o':  ilt h’t  itrw.!'-- r-i-  i s--- ... 

original  contracts,  which  are  now  being  pro  pa  reel,' and  of  which 
I  have  to-day  received  the  first  draft,  a  suitable- cal  use  to  cover 
•1  WmffSx  r  #JftFh<-  /mPF py  events ,,  In  cabl  ing 

please  cable  "Oouraud,  NORWOOD,'"  instea'd  of  "Oouraud,  London,  " 
as  thereby  I  receive  t&blfe's^rrbta  tAiner i'bk  p'ra'6'tci’cally  a  day  ear- 
l  9.frj .five, .difference  in  time, 

,,  .  rr  Hoping  this  will  find  you  in  the  best  of  health,  and  with 
® 'tc iWtf£s  t’1  fref£f artiSjp to® Mr%°. ' Tscl  i!  sbn; i: w  Hui.hy  ,o\.-:dd  . 


P.  s. - Why  don’t  you  take  advantage  of  this  "Jubilee"  year,  when 

viifl^jiWc^i-MwrPajKbsarje^JMB*  dsnBO,ings;on1her,e1ij?  .Sjngland,  to  come  over 
.  ,  ®^,i?f?n,.,f°r.w.ar  li^fle  Jy.ip  ^uring  Ihe  .slimmer?  The  voy¬ 

age  is  h'ow  so  "touch '•more  comfortable' 'wan”  Wilin'  you  made  it  several 
years  ago;  and  if  you  will  come,  I  should  be  ch  srraed  to  enter¬ 
tain  you  at  my  home,— to  which  you  really  owe  a  visit,  in  recogni¬ 
tion  of  the  name  it  bears.  I  am  building  a  large  addition,  which 
•: wool d c be c, finished:’ be<f op e r you  c6me|ianrd^chfld'p-roMa4  to  make  you  very 
•  s } •ho * $8  *3?  J!<lcn?W  ^9.Mpn,|JJja.«,„we;!dpiyo..in  and  out 
with  ease.  I  could  also,  without  doubt,  include  you  in  adelipht- 
. °r  Scotland, 
■vW  ^^iT^SSSi^achty  i|i  Sia2iandj.xfj  Giyie  j£hi  a  ^earnest'  considera- 

-rftionydafid  rletMsthforv.ypurcfavbrab'feirdreisi-hriX  « 

♦ona#.To«  nriiv  inorfluona  Xsrci'i Ho 
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yii.Xnne/XL.oiflJ-o  vetv  fix  .-tcwreXoaib  orfJ  o'J-  to'i-tq 
(  rh-..  j  t:iU  .fiM- Hhooifmt-.orcq  y.Xi;rxoi-fO”.  ed  Mnow 


[FROM  GEORGE  E.  GOURflUD?] 


PL™  . 

THE  WESTERN  UNION  TELEGRAPH  COMPANY, 

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.  X  have  your  letter  about  Phono,  patents,  which  is  very  sat¬ 

isfactory.  I  am. trying  to  see  what  we  can  do  about  reinstating  the 
T  broad  claim  in  this  country:  but  hero,  I  fear,  we-must  depend  upon 

1  am  getting  anxious  at  not  hearing  anything  of  your 
=  •  flease>.,on  receipt  of  this,  dictate. to  your  stenographer 

a  few  lines  giving  me  the  latest  news  m  connection  with  your  progress. 

1  have  heard  nothing  since  I  left,  except  that  the  factory  is  proceeding 
H}at  hope  to  have  the  first  machine  over  here- 
before  Christmas.  it  would  be  a  grand  idea  if  you  could  send  me  vour 
Christmas  or  New  Year's  greeting. in  the  first  Phonogram.  I 'hope  yoS 
®e,e£  y°ur.waY  to  a  double-discourse  cylinder,  so  as  to  at  one7 
duPj-lca^°  fl9i  doubt  you  will  fee  able  to  do  this 

lection  tnP?v!»8£2»'h?wi»i £  1  9 ‘ lhcaKmlabl e ,  as  really  the  only  possible  ob 
-^emptnfn.nn,  +h ® £2n^ar£i?L.pVlr??s?!!  aa  it  stands  is  that  the 


a:o^t)|A  tabe  ajipgle  tube  to -the  mouth?1  8 1  thBow&out 

to  me!  86  *  aS  as3?e?  ^  ?0  make  a»y  suggestions  that  occurred 

yoh^sitaoh  more  importance.  to  r’-“  ..Si,-.-  . 


,, - >  cases;  or  envelopes.  t  know 

the  value  of  the. machine  for  office  work, 
£iedd-1?- by  the  post,  and  a  Safe 
ice,  but  .even  if  you  are  right  and  I 

■  room?  0  the  raachlne  and  have  it  written  off  by  sfemeone  in  the  sme 


am  wrong,  the  value  of  such  correspo: 


.  Edison,  Ei 

Lev/ell en  Park, 


\ic:<  ’"p*; 


4 


"  ^'/^Littie  ^Meiilo , ' " 

!  .  ...  .•.  .  ,  jBeyiX&h  Hill,  j 

Upper  Norwood, 

Mov.  '25th,  1887. 


I 


Your  agreement  with  the  French  Co.,— ‘or  whoever  it  was  to_ 

vfhom  you  sold  your  French  Telephone' patents. - It  i s  "import aftt  "that  I 

should  have  a  copy  of  this  agreement  at  the  eariies.tj»pqssible;  moment v  : 

Please  put  thi3  into  the  hands  of  some  one  who  will  give  it  his  immediate 
and  exclusive  attention  until  it  is  posted,  as  I  cannot  prov occl  ’intelligently 
with  the  French  business  until  I  know  the  precise  status-pf- ypnr„. -interests 
in  the  Phonograph  in  that  company,  which  will  no  doubt  be  defined  by  thai " 
agreement.  +'°  UA  " 


please 


am  still  without  a  copy  of  your  agreement  with*  Sjis^casj jwliioh.>alsd 
see  that  I  have  at  the  same  time  as  the  French  Telephone  agreement. 


Sincerely  yours, a  j„  c.  •:<  ajiru.b  . 


j.ocoiuuiowqnfjoj;*  x 


B.  verity  &.  sons, 

Artificers  in  bras 
Electric  Light  Engine 
and  Contractors 


s’-  iS:  ^oWi^Vty. 


Coven?  Garden,,;  ■ 

(ONLY  address) 


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^O-UAO  4/UA£JLV£?Jt^  , 


tiittlo  Mehlo, 

Beulah  Hill, 

Upper  Norwood, 

Nov.  30th,  1887. 

Dear  Edison: 

I  note  with  great  care  all  you  say  about  obtaining  applications, 
and  shall  follow  your  wishes  completely*  It  is  an  abominable  state  of  ihe 
patent  law  which  makes  it  necessary  to  take  stioh  precautions,  but  I  see  the 
importance  of  it  to  the  American  patent;  but  1  submit  to  your  considera¬ 
tion,  and  to  the  consideration  of  those  who  are  interested  with  you  in  the 
•American  business,  that  but  for  the  effect  upon  the  American  patents,  1 
should  naturally  take  out  the  European  patents  only  for  the  short  times, 
thereby  deferring  the  subsequent  payments  until  it  might  be  necessary  to 
protect  the  patents  of  each  country  on  its  own  merits;  consequently  to  do 
what  you  ask  me  to  do, — and  wha£  X  do  cheerfully  at  your  request, --I  feel 
entitles  mo  to  some  consideration  from  the  American  Company*  L shall  be 
satisfied  with  such  consideration  as  you  can  obtain  for  me  under  the  cir¬ 
cumstances,  and  I  know  you  have  it  in  your  power  to  deal  with  this  matter, 
because  X  know  the  old  company  is  bound  to  take  just  what  you  choose  to 
give  them;  and  as,  from  the  figures  you  gave  me,  or  were  given  me  by  others 
when  I  vras  there,  I  see  that  you  were  very  properly  reserving  a  very  sub¬ 
stantial  share  in  the  new  American  Company  for  the  new  contribution,  and 
for  taking  them  into  the  thing  at  all. 

I  feel  certain  from  the  fair  and  liberal  interpretation  which,  in  our 
long  association,  X  have  frequently  seen  manifested,  that  you  will  see  the 
point  I  make,  and  take  care  of  my  interests,  as  I  certainly  intend  to  take 
care  of  yours.  i  shall  be  glad  if  you  will  write  me  a  special  letter  on 
this  subject,  and  at  once,  as  in  order  to  comply  with  your  request x  I  shall 
be  obliged  to  make  provision  for  a  considerable  sum,  which  would  otherwise 
be  unnecessary. 

I  hope  no  time  will  be  lost  in  getting  out  these  foreign  applications- 
As  regards  the  German  patents,  to  show  you  that  I  am  fully  alive  to  all  that 


you  say,  X  promise  you  to  send  tfrere- someone  whom  X  can  implicitly  tfust  to 
carry  out  my  instructions,  or  take  it  myself. 

CONSEQUENTLY  PLEASE  CABLE  me,  and  charge  someone  to  do  this  who  is  sure 
to  do  it  promptly,  the  name  of  the  steamer,  and  the-  date  of  her  sailing  from 
New  York,  on  which  the  German  patent  application  is  posted,  so  that  I  can 
either  myself  have  someone  leave  with  the  patent  as  soon  as  it  arrives,  or 
go  personally,  thus  enabling  me  to  make  no  mistake  as  to  time,  and  to  prob¬ 
ably  -save  several  days. 


*  |  M  I  ^  ^  ^  YOUR  FIRST  PHONOGRAM  TO  ME.—  ™  ^^\\, 

\  \  It  occurs  to  me  to  suggest  tho  idea  of  sending'^phon^?^,  ^ 

(repetitions  of  your  first  phonogram  to  me,)  to  prevent  casualty,  should 
any  accident  happen  to  one,  also  to  prevent  indistinctness  occasioned  by  to 
frequent  use  of  one,  in  case  such  frequency  has  this  effect. 


HAMILTON,  (or  the  messenger  who  is  to  bring  tho  first  Phonograph.) 

I  think  you  do  well  to  send  it  by  special  messenger,  rather  than  by 
freight,  and  your  choice  of  Hamilton  is  good.  Please  be  sure  to  caution 
him  against  showing  it  on  the  steamer,  as  anything  of  that  sort  done,  espe¬ 
cially  if  use  were  made  of  your  original  phonogram  to  me,  before  I  received 
it,  would  tend  to  diminish  the  interest  with  which  I  shall  surround  the  use 
of  that  first  phonogram  on  its  arrival  here. 

In  order  that  you  may  understand  the  importance  of  this,  I  may  tell 
you  that  I  am  already  arranging  a  list  of  the  most  distinguished  people  I  ' 
know,— and  many  of  whom  I  only  know  by  reputation,— but  whom  I  shall  not  hes¬ 
itate  to  invite  to  meet  you  on  an  occasion  which  will  be  the  talk  of  the 
whole  reading  and  talking  world.  I  shall  give  an  "at  home"  for  the  purpose 
and  shall  issue  cards  ,  in  these  terms: 


Non  presentem,  sed  alloquentem! 

Of  course  I  want  to  give  the  occasion  all  the  eclat  which  the  hearing 
of  your  actual  voice  by  such  an  assemblage  will  occasion, -your  voice  in 
Europe,  and  your  body  in  America!-and  I  must  be  provided  with  plenty  of 
Phonograms,  as  you  say,  so  that  such  of  my  guests  as  know  you,  or  „ay  wish 
to  express  to  you  their  acknowledgments  of  their  interest  in  what  they  have 


seen  and  heard,  may  do  so  in  the  same  mysterious  manner. 

:I  shall  give  the  first  exhibition  at  my  house,  and  another  in  London, 
probably  at  the  American  Club*  I  shall  also  no  doubt  be  able  to  arrange  for  a 
special  soiree  of  the  Rqyal.  Sooiety/'whioh  I  did  in  the  ease  of  your  Tele¬ 
phone. 

perhaps  following  your  utterances  to  mo  in  phonogram  No.  1,  Mrs.  Edison 
would  add  a  few  words  in  order  to  give  it  graceful  finish.  She  might  per¬ 
haps  address  her  remarks  to  my  wife, —if  nothing  more  than  the  compliments 
of  the  season,  they  will  be  very  welcome,  and  very  interesting  from  every 
point  of  view. 

SUGGESTIONS  FOE  THE  OPENING  WORDS  OF  YOUR  FIRST  PHONOGRAM  TO  ME.— 

•'Phonogram  No.  1.  'Shall  I  call  thee  bird,  or  but  a  wandering  voice,  ' 
Wordsworth. "  Then  go  on  with  your  address,  and  what,  you  have  to  say,  address¬ 
ing  me  in  full,  "Colonel  George  Edward  Gouraud,  Little  Menlo,  Beulah  Hill-, 
Surrey,  England,— Friend  Gouraud,"  and  finish  with'  "Yours,  Edison,"  follow¬ 
ing  with  your  address,— preferably  the  name  of  your  house,  then"Lewollen 
Park,  Orange,  New  Jersey,  U.  S.  A."  Nothing  could  be  more  appropriate 
than  the  words,  "But  a  wandering  voice;*  and  I  have  registered  them  in  con- 
n action  with  the  word  ^Phonogram*  M 

PLEASE  CABLE  itB  as  soon  as  you  are  reasonably  sure  of  the  date  when 
you  will  be  ready  to  ship  the  first  Phonograph. 


P.  S.  The  Observations  in  theed^torial  of  ^Invention,  "  o^opy  whi  ch  is- to¬ 
day  sent  you,,  beginning,  "The^ekpectjftion  of^  electrical  irSnp&T. ,  well  ex¬ 
presses  the  interest  shown  wherever  I  go.  Everybody  I  meet-  is  asking  mb 
about  the  Phonograph,  with  the  hope  *lia,t  I  will/ be  able  to  obnfirm  the  as¬ 
tounding  reports  which  are  circulating  concerning  it.  ■ 


little  Menlo, 

Beulah  Hill, 

g  :  '  Nov.  30th,  1887. 

T.  A.  Edison,  Esq., 

Lewellen'  Park, 

^  *N.  J. 

Dear  Edison: 


Thanks  for  your  long  and  interesting  letter  of  the  16th,  just 
received.  I  am  delighted  with  the  great:  progress  you  appear  to  have  made* 

I  have  already  set  on  foot  inquiries  regarding  the  match  boxes;  these,  of 
course  we  must  make  over  here,  and  1  shall  lose  no  time  in-  the  necessary- 
p reparations • 

I  enclose  copy  of  "Invention, "  and  wiil  try  and  send  you  a  copy  of  the-- 
" Electrical  World,"  referred  to. 

Immediately  on  receipt  of  this,  Will  you  please  say  to  me  by  sten-* 
ographer  whatever  you  have  to  say  in  criticism  of  this  so-called  Gramo¬ 
phone"?  (Another  distortion  of  the  original*) 

I  think  your  conical  scheme  for  the  phonograms  goes  a  long  way.  toward 
meeting  the  case.  I  felt  sure  you. wi>uld  accomplish  something  in  that 
direction.  Also  your  scheme  of  manufacturing  the  phonograms  looks  first— 


-P.  -S.--WHAT  INTERNAL  DIAMETER  AND  f ENGTH  MUST  THE  PHONOGRAM  ENVEtOPE  OR 
BOX  rn  A.  „  ,  «.  of  th,„  «****.,  ,  C!jh  w  , 

■quantity  made. 


Little  Menlo, 

Beulah  Hill, 

Upper  Norwood, 

Nov.  30th,  1887. 

Dear  Edison: 

Have  you  seen  your-  way  yet  to  the  cheap  multiplication  of  per¬ 
manent  phonograms?  It  is  rather  to  that  end  that  Berlinbr  seams  to  have 
been  working,  and  there  might  be  something  in  his  method  worth  your  consider¬ 
ation.  i  am  especially  anxious  to  multiply  in  large  quantities  your  phono¬ 
gram  No.  1,  for  the  use  of  agents.-1 

I  have  the  proposed  contract  between  our  Company . and  agents  in  hand. 

Will  send  you  and  Gilliland  copies  when  definitely  settled,  and  they  may  be 
of  use  to  you  over  there. 

I  tried  to  secure  the  words  "Phonograph"  and  "Phonogram"  alone,  inde¬ 
pendent  of  the  prefix  of  "Edison’s,  »  but  it  was  denied  by  the  trade  mark 
office.  I  yesterday  saw  the  Registrar  myself,  who  has  reconsidered  the 
matter,  and  there  is  some  hope  of  my  securing  both  words,  or  at  least  "Phono¬ 
gram.  "  They  recognize  that  you  are  the  first  to  use  these  words  in 

connection  with  your  invention,  and  allow  that  there  is  some  claim  for  giv¬ 
ing  you  a  monopoly  of  their  use.. 

Sincerely  yours, 

.  -a  -rr 

P*  S*-~"By  y°Ur  abS01'Vatio*  “I  have  the  dupli'S^n  process  for  cylinders 
pretty  well  worked  up,"  I  hope  you  mean  that  by  speaking  once  a  duplicate 
record  for  filing  is  produced.  Is  that  What  you  mean? 


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Edison: 

The  patent  specifications  and  drawings  were  duly  received, 
and  immediately  referred  to  Moulton,  Q.  C. ,  for  revision,  as  it  is 
bettor  to  spend  a  little  money  now  than  a  good  deal  later  on  if  ques¬ 
tions  of  infringement  arise.  At  Moulton's  recommendation,  I 

retained  C.  C.  M.  Hardingham,  C.  E. ,  patent  agent,  to  assist.  They 
have  promised  their  report  by  Monday,  which  is  pretty  sharp  work, 
but  Moulton  is  immensely  interested  in  the  thing.  I  cabled  Dyer  to  * 
consult  you  regarding  delaying  Gorman  applica-jji^n^until.v.J:  could-make 
it  conform  to  the  English,  and  they  reply  leaving  it  to  my  discre¬ 


tion,  but  say  not  to  delay  more  than  a  week,  .by,,which  ..X,  assume  Dyer 
has  consulted  you,  and  you  prefer  that  the  Ghrmah  :and; vdontinent!al 
patents  shall  be  in  accordance  with  the  Engli^Ji,bti-#y itj ,can‘.bc-  done 


without  delay.  Moulton  and  Hardingham  have!  advised"  to-day  that  the 

English  better  be  filed  as  a  provisional  only,  so  as  to  get  9  mos. 

socrecy  for  this  filing  of  your  specification,  as  they  may  alter  it,  - 

omitting  the  claims.  This  will  probably  be  done.  j  shall  of  cotirse 

be  guided  by  their  advice,  unless  you  direct  to  tile' oont'rary/^" so  in 

n  bl:  07.  How.'.ooq’ 

case  at  should  not  have  been;  already  fil^g.^m9?^diftt‘ely  on  receipt  of 
this,  c  able.. fa  e  either  the  word  "Pro^M^a"ff  or»'eomplotq,  •'  if  you 


prefer  the  complete- spedification.Jto?  be  filed,  at  once.  .  Thoy  Wi3  ’  , 


also  determined  to  add  one  claim, 

Eefore1dlsErib§fr«ph’  00nStructe& 


Little  Menlo, 


Upper  Norwood, 

Dee.  14th,  1887. 


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ri'i^0  ftrt,2?0u  «  -'o'1  !ri:irf.ifl.t o  V  /i'r  ;:oO 

fl  ';fof-  America  be  marked  “Not  licensed  for  use 


mine  be  marked  "Not  license's 

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o  mir-gijnSPiJJ  lt  witfrt  be  well  to  number  the 

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:  v.r  11  j  'libonppraphs^Tand^send-me  uniformly  oither  the  odd  or  the  even  num- 


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CHARLES  E.  CROWELL, 
HENRY  D.  HALL, 
LUCIUS  J.  PHELPS, 
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CHARLES  A.  CIIEEVER, 
THOMAS  A.  EDISON, 
LUCIUS  J.  PIIELPS, 
EZRA  T.. GILLILAND, 
CHARLES  E.  CROWELU* 


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CHAS.  E.  CROWELL,  Vice-President, 


SECRETARY’S  OFFICE. 


Consolidated  International  Railway  ^elegraph  ^o„ 

No.  1 3  Park  Row, 


Board,  of  Trustees  of  the  CONSOLIDATED  INTER¬ 
NATIONAL  RAILWAY  TELEGRAPH  CO.,  will  be 


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Thos.  A.  Edison  Esq.,: 

Harrison,  N.  J, 

Dear  Sir:- 

Rererring  to  conversation  had  wi  tti  you  in  your  Labratory  a 
short  time  ago,  regarding  your  Phonophl ex  patents,  I  write  to  ask 
if  you  will  kindly  send  me  a  list  of  the  patents  in  order  that  I 
may  obtain  copies  of  the  same  from  Washington.  I  have  talked  the 
matter  over  with  some  moneyed  friends  of  mine,  and  there  may  be  a 
prospect  of  something  being  done  with  them  through  myself 

Beferring  to  proposed  meeting  of  the  Consolidated  internation¬ 
al  Railway  Tel.  Co.,  I  would  say  that  I  have  delayed  calling  the 
meeting  of  the  Trustees  of  this  Company  on  account  or  the  illness 
°f  Dr.  Crowell,  and  also  the  absence  of  Mr,  Cheever.  Mr.  Cheever 
has  now  returned  within  the  past  few  days,  and  I  am  happy  to  state 
that  Dr.  Crowell  is  in  much  improved  health,  so  that  the  meeting 
will  be  called  within  a  few  days/after  consultation  with  Messrs. 

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Crowell  and  Cheever.  \ 

I  remain 

'  Tours  respectfully 

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Dear  Sir ; 

You  are  hereby  respectfully  United  to  attend  a 
special  exhibition  of  the  Consolidated  Railway  Telegraph 
(Company's  system  of  telegraphing  to  and  from  moving 
trains,  by  electrical  inductive  action,  now  in  actual  daily 
operation  upon  the  New  Jersey  Division  of  the  Lehigh 
Valley  Railroad,  on  Thursday,  October  6th,  1887. 

A  special  train  will  leave  foot  of  Cortland i  Street, 
New  York  City,  at  1  V clock  P.  M.  ;  returning  leaving 
Easton,  Pa.,  at  4.23  P.  Jlf.,  and  arriving  in  New  York  • 
at  6.30  P.  M. 

The  enclosed  Card  of  Admission  is  good  for  Ex- '  ; 
hibition  Trip  and  must  be  handed  to  Conductor.  If  you  m 
cannot  attend,  kindly  return  Admission  Card,  that  we 
may  know  how  many  guests  to  provide  for. 

Very  truly  yours, 

CONSOLIDATED  RAILWAY  TELEGRAPH .  CO. 

Chas.  a.  Cheever,  Prest.  LL’  SE0  TY‘ 


New  York,  September  26/4,  1887. 


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OFFICE  OF  THE  LIGHT-HOUSE  ISOAIU), 

1/  J  5  November  ,  1887. . 


Dear  Sir: 

On  11  Atig.  '87,  I  read  a  paper  before  the  American  Association 
for  the  Advancement  of  Science, on  the  Difficulty  of  Determining  the 
Direction  of  the  Source  of  Sound  of  Fog-Signals  at  Sea,  and  I  con¬ 
cluded  it  by  enumerating  the  various  methods  complete  and  in  pro¬ 
gress,  which  had  been  devised  for  overcoming  those  difficulties. 
Chief  among  these  I  spoke  of  the  experiments  which  the  press  said 
you  were  making  as  to  a  method  of  communication  between  vessels  at 
sea,  and  between  ship  and  shore. 

My  paper  has  been  accepted  for  publication  by  one  of  our  Sci¬ 
entific  Monthlies,  and  I  am. bringing  pp  to  date  my  statement  of 
progress  made  in  the  several  above  mentioned  devices.  I  have  no 
knowledge  of  yours  further  than  was  given  in  the  papers  while  you 
were  in  Florida.  I  should  be  glad,  in  justice  to  yourself  and  of 
course  to  add  interest  to  my  paper,  to  say  more  of  your  device,  if 
you  think  proper. 

I,  therefore,  take  the  liberty  to  enclose  an  envelope  for  any¬ 
thing  you  may  be  pleased  to  send  me  on  the  subject. 

And  in  this  connection,  I  send  you  two  of  my  pamphlets  on 


THE  COMPANIES  ACTS,  1802 


COMPANY  LIMITED  BY  SHARES. 


THE 


COMPANIES  ACTS,  1862  to 


COMPANY  LIMITED  BY  SHARES. 


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The  Railway  Train  Telegraphy  Company, 

LIMITED. 


ULcmonmbum  of  g,ssotinf'um 

RAILWAY.  TRAIN  TELEGRAPHY  COMPANY, 

XilMTXTOSX). 


Registered  without  Articles  of 
Association. 


1.  The. name  of  the  Company  is  Tiie  Kailway  Train  Telegraphy  Company 
Limited. 

2.  The  Kegistered  Office  of  the  Company  will  be  situate  in  England. 

3.  The  objects  for  which  the  Company  is  established  are : — 

(a.)  To  construct  demonstrative  Lines  of  Kailway  Train  Telegraphs,  with  all 
necessary  adjuncts,  under  Letters.  Patent,  granted  to  Thomas  A.  Edison, 
Ezra  T.  Gilliland,  and  Lucius  J.  Phelps. 

(n.)  To  purchase,  take  on  lease,  or  exchange,  hire  or  otherwise  acquire  and 
improve  telegraph  lines,  buildings,  lauds,  machinery,  easements,  privileges, 
patents,  patent  rights,  licenses,  inventions,  works,  plant,  apparatus  and 
surface  and  water  and  other  rights,  concessions,  contracts,  agreements, 
charters,  stock  in  trade,  goodwill,  trade  marks,  and  any  real  and  personal 
property  or  any  interest  in  any  trade  or  business  necessary  or  convenient 
for  the  purposes  of  the'  Company,  for  or  by  means  of  cash,  shares, 
debentures  or  other  securities,  and  to  carry  into  effect  amalgamations  of 
interests,  in  whole  or  in  part,  or  other  arrangements  with  any  companies, 
partnerships,  person,  or  persons. 

(c.)  To  construct,  or  aid  in  and  subscribe  towards  the  construction,  maintenance, 
use,  and  improvement  of  telegraph  lines,  roads,  tramways,  railways  and 
other  roads,  and  ways  and  works. 

,  (d.)  To  carry  on  the  business  of  telegraph  contractors,  engineers,  agents,  factors 

and  manufacturers  of '  telegraphic  and  electrical  plant,  apparatus  and 
appurtenances,  or  any  business  which  may  be  necessary  or  conducive  to 
promote  the  interests  of  the  Company^" . 

(e.)  To  take  by  subscription,  purchase  or  otherwise,  and  hold  or  dispose  of 
debentures,  or  other  securities,  or  shares  or  stock  in  any  Company  (in 
which  the  liability  of  the  members  shall  be  limited  to  the  amount  of  their 
shares  or  stock,)  calculated  to  benefit  the  property  or,  business  of  the 
Company. 


(r.)  To  sell,  lease,  rent,  exchange  or  otherwise  dispose  of,  the  property  of  the 
Company,  in  whole  or  in  part,  and  to  contract  for  the  development  and 
working  of  any  parts  or  part  thereof,  by  separate  companies,  partnerships, 
person  or  persons,  and  to  aid  in  the  formation  of  such  companies  or 
partnerships,  for  such  consideration  by  payment  in  cash,  shares  deben¬ 
tures,  or  otherwise  as  may  be  considered  expedient. 

(o.)  To  make,  issue,  draw,  accept,  or  endorse  any  bonds,  debentures,  bills  of 
exchange,  promissory  notes,  or  other  instruments,  and  to  guarantee  pay¬ 
ment  of  interest  or  principal,  or  both,  of  any  shares,  stock,  bonds 
debentures,  bills  of  exchange,  promissory  notes,  or  other  instruments  of  or 
in  any  company,  partnership,  person  or  persons,  with  whom  the  Company 
may  have  business.  ‘ 


("•)  To  bonw  ou  any  terms  or  conditions  any  sum  or  sums  of  money  either 
upon  the  security  of  mortgage,  charge,  obligations,  engagements,  debcn- 
tures,  bonds,  bills  of  exchange,  promissory  notes,  or  other  instruments,  or 
securities  of  the  Company,  hypothecation,  or  pledge  of  all  or  any 
part,  of  the  property  and  rights  of  the  Company,  or  any  calls’made  or 
to  be  made,  on  its  Members,  or  without  any  such  security,  and  to  give' 
any  guarantee  in  relation  to  any  such  or  other  loan  or  contract. 


(i.)  To  acquire  a  domicile  in  foreign  countries,  and  to 
Company  in,  and  outside  of,  England. 


carry  on  the  business  of  the 


(J0  To  do  all  such  other  things  as  are  incidental 
of  the  abovo  objects  or  any  of  them. 


conducive  to  the  attainment 


4.  The  liability  of  the  Members  is  limited. 


5.  The  Capital  of  the  Company  is  Three  thousand  pounds,  divided  into  Three 
liousand  Shares  of  One  pound  each,  the  wnole,  or  any  portion  of  which,  and  of  any 
future  Capital  of  lie  Company,  may  be  issued  as  fully  or  partly,  paid  Shares,  and  at  a 
pienuum,  and  with  any  guarantee  or  preference  or  priority  in  the  payment  of  dividends 
or  distribution  of  assets,  and  the  Capital  of  the  Company,  for  the  time  bein-  may  be 
Increased  to  One  million  pounds,  or  decreased,  and  any  part  or  norts  ■ — 7 

MfcUlL,  or.  hr'shT.  »”t 

manner,  and  on  such  terms,  not  less  than  par  value  as  the  Company  may  deteL  n 
and  any  par  or  parts  of  the  increased  Capital  may  be  divided  into  Scares,  of  a  ^2 
value,  than  those  with  which,  the  Compaq',  was  originally  registered 


We  the  several  persons  whose  names  and  addresses  are  subscribed,  are  desirous  of 
being  formed  into  a  Company  in  pursuance  of  this  Memorandum  of  Association,  and 
we  respectively  agree  to  take  the  number  of  Shares  in  the  Capital  of  the  Company  set 
opposite  our  respective  names : — 


NAMES,  ADDRESSES  AND  DESCRIPTION  OF  SUBSCRIBERS. 

Number  ^>f  Shares 

Dated  this  day  of  1SS7. 


Witness  to  the- above  Signatures — 


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1887.  Telegraph  -  Phonoplex  (D-87-53) 

^,der  contains  correspondence  and  other  documents  pertaining  to 
the  Edison  Phonoplex  System  of  Telegraphy.  Most  of  the  documents  relate  to 
tne  installation  of  phonoplex  circuits  on  various  American  and  Canadian 
railroads.  Some  of  the  items  deal  with  the  problem  of  finding  suitable 
batteries,  condensers,  and  other  components.  Much  of  the  correspondence  is 
by  W.S.  Logue,  field  agent  for  the  phonoplex  system.  Most  of  Logue’s  letters 
are  addressed  to  Edison’s  secretaiy,  Alfred  O.  Tate.  Tate  served  as  the 
company  s  electrician  and  oversaw  its  daily  business  operations.  There  are 
R!°m7UTiS  addressed  to  Samuel  Insull,  manager  of  the  phonoplex  system. 
By  1887,  Edison  himself  was  only  tangentially  involved  in  phonoplex 
operations,  and  veiy  few  letters  to  or  from  him  can  be  found  in  this  folder. 

Approximately  20  percent  of  the  documents  have  been  filmed.  In  the 
selection  of  documents,  a  case  study  approach  has  been  used.  Most  of  the 
items  on  the  microfilm  relate  to  the  Chicago  &  Grand  Trunk  Railway  and, 
beginning  in  late  November,  the  Pennsylvania  Railroad.  Both  of  these 
companies  adopted  the  phonoplex  system.  Documents  pertaining  to  these  two 
companies  have  been  selected  except  for  routine  letters  regarding  the  ordering 
and  shipment  of  phonoplex  components  and  similar  items  of  a  very  routine 
character.  J 

In  addition  to  material  concerning  the  two  railroads,  the  following 
categories  of  documents  have  been  filmed:  documents  relating  to  foreign 
f“noP(!ex  operations;  substantive  items  regarding  the  system’s  commercial 
difficulties  and  its  competition;  and  one  letter  addressed  to  Edison’s  father 
Samuel,  concerning  a  phonoplex  contract.  ? 

Among  the  documents  not  selected  are  the  items  dealing  with  phonoplex 
operations  on  the  Lehigh  Valley,  Canadian  Pacific,  Norfolk  and  Western, 
Philadelphia  &  Reading,  and  approximately  fifteen  other  railroads.  Some  of 
denned  T  Se^Cted’ SUcl?  as  thf  Lehigh  Valley,  adopted  the  system,  but  most 
declined  to  employ  the  phonoplex  due  to  its  cost  and  its  reputed  technical 
problems  or  because  of  unsatisfactory  trials.  In  addition,  the  following 
categories  of  documents  have  not  been  filmed:  correspondence  regarding  the 
testing  of  various  batteries;  routine  inquiries  from  railroad  companies;  W.S. 
Logue  s  personal  correspondence;  testimonials;  documents  that  duplicate 
information  in  selected  material.  r 

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New  York, _ June  23rd.  1887  . _ (8£ 

A.  0,  Tate  Esq. 

Electrician. 

40  Wall  Street,  New  York. 

Dear  Sir:- 

In  accordance  with  your  instructions  to  go  to  Altoona,  and 
put  up  a.  Phonoplex  circuit  to  illustrate  its  workings  to  the  Divis¬ 
ion  Operators  of  the  Pennsylvania  R.  R.  I  left  New  York  June  19th 
and  arrived  at  Altoona  the  following  morning.  On  the  21st,  instant 
X  finished  the  equipment  of  a  circuit  about  two  miles  in  length, 
using  their  through  wire  running  from  Pittsburgh  to  New  York. 

The  Phone  circuit  wo  iked  splendidly  without  interfering  in  the  s-l-ig 
slightest  with  the  working  of  the  Morse.  The  Western  Union  Tele¬ 
graph  Company  had  on  exhibition  a  full  set  of  Quadruplex  instruments 
but  could  not  work  it. to  any  point  on  account  of  no  battery:  rep¬ 
resented  by  Mc-Carthy. 

The  Delaney  multiplex  Co.  was  represented  by  Mr.  Scott 
of  General  Manager  Thomson's  office;  no  instrument  or  diagram. 

The  Gray  Harmonic  system  represented  by  Mr.  Blanchard 
of  the  Pennsylvania  Company  Pittsburgh,  exhibited  diagram  showing 
workings  of  the  system;  no  instruments 

The  informal  meeting  was’  called  to  order  by  General  Sup¬ 
erintendent  of  the  Penna.  R.R.  at  10. A. M.  Wednesday,  and  each  rep¬ 
resentative  of  the  different  systems  allowed  to  explain  the  work¬ 
ings  &c  of  their  respective  systems. 

At  3.F.M.the  disision  Operators  held  a  business  meeting 
(all  representatives  of  different  systems  being  excluded).  After 
•■adjournment  several  of  the  Division  Operators  informed  me  that  the 
meeting  had  recommended  that  all  the  systems  except  the  Western 
Union  Quadruplex  system  be  given  a  trial. 

The  Phonoplex  to  be  put  up  between  Altoona  and  Blair s- 
ville,  55  miles,  6  intermediate  offices. 

The  Delaney  multiplex  between  Philadelphia  and  Harris¬ 
burg. 

The  Grays  Harmonic  system  between  Pittsburg  and  Philadel¬ 
phia. 

The  fact  of  the  Delaney  Multiplex  being  represented  by 
a  gentleman  from  Mr.  Thomsons  office  and  the  Gray  system  by  a  gen¬ 
tleman  from  the  General  Offices  of  the  Penna.  Co.  at  Pittsburg 
backed  heavily  by  Mr,  Shafer  Division  Operator  of  the  Pittsburg 
Divisionfhad  a  very  decided  effect  in  the 
of  these  two  systems. 

Yours  very  truly, 


favorable  considerations 


[ENCLOSURE] 


MEETING  OP  DIVISION  OPERATORS  TO  BE  HELD  AT 
ALTOONA  JUNE  22nd  1887  " 


There  are  the  following  Exhibits  which  it  is  desired  to 

discuss:" 

I -SMALL  DYNAMO  and  MOTOR 

Neither  of  which  are  working  as  well  as  they  should,  on 
account  of  the  little  time  allowed  for  preparation  and 
the  Manufacturers  not  sending  us  quite  whet  was  asked 
for  We  think,  however  there  is  no  doubt  but  that 
these  two  appliances  could  be  perfected  and  Rotten  into 
shape  to  Rive  Rood  results 

2  SMALL  STORAGE  BATTERY 

Of  25  cells.  RivinR  about  50  volts  of  Electro  Motive 
force,  furnished  by  the  Electric  Accumulator  Company  of 
New  York  This  battery  Jins  been  charged  from  our  Arc 
Dynamo.  It  will  also  be  charRed  from  the  small  Dynamo 
in  the  room  and  from  the  local  Edison  Light  System 

3-  EDISON  PKOMOPLEX  SYSTEM, 

Represented  by  Mr  Logue  Is  set  up  and  in  operation 
between  table  and  "BO"  Offiee  Mr  Logue  will  explain 
its  working 

4~  THE  WESTERN  UNION  DUPLEX  &  aUADRUPLEX  SYSTEM 


Represented  by  Mr  McCarthy,  who'  will  explain  the  working 


[ENCLOSURE] 


»n«l  advantages  of  this  plan.  Instruments  will  be  con¬ 
nected  with  Western  Union  wires  between  the  Room  and 
Pittsburgh 

3-  DELANO  MULTIPLEX  SYSTEM 

Will  be  explained  by  Mr  Scott 
t>-  GRAY  HARMONIC  SYSTEM. 

Will  be  explainedb.y  Mr  C.  R  Blanchard  of  the  Penna 
Company  The  apparatus  in  not  here 


The  present  standard  flravity  battery,  about  which  there 
has  been  some  complaint,  should  be  criticised  with  sufujest ions  for 
improvement 

The  present  standard  telegraph  instruments  which  were 


adopted  at  the  meeting  held  some  four  yearn  ago  have  only  been 
sliRhtly  improved  since  that  time  and  are  in  the  main  as  adopted 


be  made  and  also  suRgestions  for  any  additional  standards  that  I 


may  be  required 


The  subject  of  a  standard  olan  for  off: 
be  considered,  and  if  practicable,  plans  to  cove] 
should  b*  adopted,  which  with  some  modifications 
in  Offices  not  standard.. 


fittinRs  should 
;andard  offices 


also  be  used  1 


[ENCLOSURE] 


Sorao  samples  of  corroded  wire  are  submitted  Criticisms 
on  our  present  line  of  wire  should  be  made  and  suggestions  as  to 
the  best  sices  of  material  and  method  of  carrying  spacing  of 
poles  etc  should  be  considered 

•  ADDITIONAL.  PACILITTEf!  REQUIRED  - 

The  following  complaints  have  been  made  as  to  the  lack 
ot  telegraph  facilitiea  on  15  R  R  Main  Dine  Divisions,  and  it  in 
desired  to  discus*  the  matter  with  a  view  of  recommending  such 
improvements  or  appliances  as  will  meet  the  present  difficulties 
and  give  sufficient  margin  to  meet  any  increases  that  may  be  an-’ 
ticipated  in  the  near  future  " 

PHILADELPHIA  DIVISION-  Request  of  Oct  31st  188(5  for  an  additional 
wire  to  take  care  of  increased  business, 
principally  caused  by  »en  l  fiupt  Trans 
Office  Request  of  Jan  10th  188?  complain¬ 
ing  of  business  being  delayed  and  asking  for 
additional  telegraph  facilities  Request  of 
Jan  1887  for  additional  facilities  stating 
that  Philadelphia  buoiness  was  delayed  on 
an  average  of  an  hour  to  the  message 
Request  that  15#  additional  battery  bo  adde-i 
to  all  wire  s 


-ilDDLE  DIVISION- 


-8*>  crowded  with  business  that  No  7  wire 
has  been  cut  at  Harrisburg,  so  that  it  can 


[ENCLOSURE] 


be  used  at  both  ends  Altoona  Office  cora^- 
plain*  of  erabarr assraont  by  this  cause. 
PTT-SBOROH  DTVTSXOW  —Complains  of  bad  condition  of  wires,  busi¬ 
ness  consequently  delayed 

Request  of  S  M  Prevcct.  (ieneral  Supt .'  Transportation, 
for .additional  telegraph  facilities 

Subject  of  a  permanent  Oganiz&tion  for  Division  Opeia-o 
*nd  others  having  special  knowledge  in  or  connection  with  the  "ol 
a graph  Department  on  Penn a  R  R  Line  is  to  be  considered- 


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40  &  42  Wall  Streot, 


New  York, - - .S.<g>.t..« 29.  87. _ ,  sg 


M.  Arambarry,  Esq., 

Compagnie  Univeirselle 
du  Canal  Interoceanique, 
Emperador,  Panama. 


Dear  Sir 

In  refierenoe  tua  y®ur  letter  of  Sept.  4th,  we 
take  great  pleasure  in  sending  you  under  same  cover  a  pamphlet 
explanatory  of  our  Phonoplex  system  of  telegraphy.  We  have  en¬ 
deavored  to  give  in  this  pamphlet  all  info  am  at  ion  in  regard  to  our 
system  which  can  be  desired  by  those-  who  wish  to  adopt  it,  and  it 
deals  so  thoroughly  with  the  subject  that  we  do  not  ocnsider  it 
necessary  to  supplement  it  in  this  letter.  The  "phones"  are  all 
of  the  same  resistance,  but  the  "coils"  are  so  small  that  they 
practically  have  no  effect  whatever  on  a  Morse  line.  Our  system 
does  not  interfere  in  the  slightest  degree  with  the  working  of  a 
Morse  circuit  to  which  it  is  attached.  The  price  of  instruments 
is  given  at  the  back  of  our  pamphlet  in  detail,  but  in  estimating 
the  cost  of  a  circuit  we  usually  allow  $50  for  each  office  which 
is  fully  equipped,  and  $10  for  each  office  bridged  by  means  of  a 
conddnser.  We  also  send  y®u  a  few  letters,  being  part  of  a  number 
which  we  have  received  from  the  different  railroads  which  use  our 
syst.sn,  and  these  will  convey  an  idea  as  to  the  satisfaction  which 


EDISON  PHONOPLEX  SYSTEM  OF  TELEGRAPHY, 


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New  York, 


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present  engaged  in  equipping  the  Pennsylvania  Railroad  between 
Pittsburgh  and  Altoona. 


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Gooigo  del).  Kolm,  Stephen  A.  Caldwell,  Austin  Corbin,  Receivers  of 

THE  PHILADELPHIA  &  READING  RAILROAD  COMPANY. 

0.  W.  8TAGEB, 

Snpt.  of  Telegraph. 

'Zffieadi'na,  Wa.j  November  28th,  1887. 
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W.  S.  Douge,  Esq., 

Cars  Edison  Phonopl9x  Co., 

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Dear  SirS- 


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it.  About  one-half  of  the  dots  on  the  Vorsb  are 
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Dear  Sir:- 

I  have  been  asked  to  de] 

liver  the  following  cablegram  to  you, 

any  answer  to  which  I  shall 

te  pleased  to  transmit: 

•Edison,  N.Y.* 

,  'What  I  want  ie 

^the  name  and; add re 88  of  the  firm  in 

*in  England  or  on  t 

he  continent  through  whom  the  appli- 

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■Answer  quick.*  '\ 

•Gaurand , ' 

*35  Rue  Cambon.* 

Your b  very  truly, 

_ ~Genl.  Manager. 

J 

CABLE  ADDRESS: 

“  XYDSUN,  NEW  YORK.” 

Schenectady,  N.  Y., _ Jun.e_21_XSS.7-i 


My  dear  Edison, 


I  enclose  you  herewith,  a  copy  of  a  letter  which  I 
have  received  from  Mr. Edward  D. Adams,  of  Messrs. Winslow,  Lanier  & 
Co.,  this  morning;  I  also  enclose  you  a  copy  of  the  memorandum 
which  he  refers  to.  His  friends  are  fighting  Mr. Gouraud.  They 
insist  that  they  are  running  the  Co.  to  the  best  possible  advan¬ 
tage;  Gouraud  insists  that  they  are  trying  to  wreck  it.  I  have  no 
very  good  information  on  this  subject,  beyond  what  the  letters  eon- 
tain,  but  I  must  say  that  my  experience  is^to  believe  what  Mr. Adams 
and  his  friends  state.  This  is  a  continuation  of  the  old  feud  in 
the  Oriental  Co.,  out  of  which  Gouraud  was  bounced  by  this  same 
group  of  people,  I  understand  from  London,  that  Gouraud  has  been 
scaring  people  with  an  idea  that  there  would  be  an  assessment  on 
this  Edison-Gower  Bell  stock,  so  as  to  buy  the  stock  cheap;  he  cer¬ 
tainly  would  not  do  this  unless  he  thought  there  was  something  in 
it.  My  information, however, is  so  very  vague,  that  I  am  hardly  in  a 
position  to  Judge  any  better  than  you  are,  what  course  should'  be 
pursued.  Of  oourse  there  is  no  object  in  selling  72,000  shares 
to  Gouraud  for  two  or  three  cents  a  share,  as  the  proceeds  would 
simply  liquidate  the  debts  of  the  Edison  Telephone  Co. of  Europe, 


THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS. 

CABLE  ADDRESS: 

1 XYDSUN  NEW  YORK.” 

Schenectady,  N.  Y., _ _ _ 

T.A.E. - 2  6 - 21 - 1887. 

and  you  would  get  nothing  out  of  it.  Please  let  me  know  at  your 
early  convenience  what  you  want  me  to  do  in  the  matter, 

I  have  v/ritten  Phelps,  Dodge  ft  Co.  to-day,  as  you  suggested, 
with  relation  to  sheet  iron  from  England. 

We  are  to-day  trying  the  experiment  of  winding  the  square  wire 
on  an  armature  and  will  let  you  know  the  result  either  to-day  or 
to-morrow.  Ask  Batchelor  to  let  us  know  the  result  of  his  trip  to 
Pittsburg.  Show  him  this  letter  so  that  he  will  be  posted  on  the 
Telephone  shares;  he  has  some  and  is  anxious  to  know  about  the 
matter. 


which  I  received  about  the  1st. of  June  from  Mr. Adams,  a  copy  of 
which  I  enclose.  This  explains  somewhat,  the  memorandum  above  re¬ 
ferred  to.  After  reading  the  whole  matter  over  carefully,  I  am 
strongly  inclined  to  advise  you  to  hold  the  shares.  We  must  on 
no  account  give  Mr.Gouraud  an  opportunity  of  finding  out  from  our 
side, such  information  as  we  receive  from  Mr. Adams;  you  can  see  it 


THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS. 

CABLE  ADDRESS: 

“XYDSUN  NEW  YORK.” 

Schenectady,  N.  Y., _ 


T.A.E, - 3  6—21—1887. 


would  put  him  in  a  very  awkward  position  with  hiB  London  friends 
if  Gouraud  knew  exactly  what  they  had  to  say  about  these  matters. 

I  have  written  to  London  to-day,  to  find  out  from  outside  parties, 
the  status  of  this  Gower  Bell  Telephone  business,  n Y~\ 


[ENCLOSURE] 


THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS. 


CABLE  ^ADDRESS : 

“XYDSUN  NEW  YORK.” 

XsoxMasjcittJuc  N.  Y., - J.une_2Q_188Y-. - 

COPY. 

Mr. Samuel  Insull, 

Schenectady,  N,Y, 

Dear  Sir, 

Referring  to  my  last  letter  of  June  7th, ,  the  receipt  of 
which  has  not  been  acknowledged,  I  beg  to  add  to  the  information 
therein  contained  respecting  the  Edison  Gower  Bell  Telephone  Co., 
the  enclosed  extract  from  my  last  London  advices. 

I  send  you  this  upon  the  understanding  that  these  commun¬ 
ications  are  of  a  confidential  character  for  the  use  of  yourself 
and  Mr .Edison  in  dealing  with  his  interest  in  the  business. 

Yours  truly 


EDWARD  D. ADAMS, 


[ENCLOSURE] 


THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS. 

CABLE  -ADDRESS:  A 

"XYDSUN  NEW  YORK.” 


Schenectady,  N.  Y... 


COPY. 


Since  we  wrote  to  you  on  the  17th,May  respecting  the 
changes  now  proceeding  with  the  Edison  Gower  Bell  Telephone  Co.  of 
Europe,  the  representatives  of  the"Portuguese  group  owning  the  new 
Concessions''  have  arrived  here  and  we  are  in  a  position  to  state 
that  the  question  of  Control  of  the  new  Company  has  been  arranged 
in  favor  of  the  old  Company's  directors  so  that  in  future  two  com¬ 
panies  will  exist,  viz: -the  present  old  Edison  Gower  Bell  Co.  (in 
which  Mr a Edison  holds  72,000  shares)  and  the  new  Company  which 
alone  is  to, work  Portugal  in  future,  with  a  capital  of  50,000 
pounds  of  which  37,500  poufads  will  remain  the  property  of  the  old 
Company. 

It  therefore  follows  that  the  whole  of  the  assets  of  the 
old  Company  now  consists  of  these  37,500  pounds  in  shares  of  the 
new  Company,  whose  prospects  are  certainly  very  much  better  than 
those  of  the  old  Company  ever  were  in  Portugal.  The  agreements 
arrived  at,  have  of  course  to  be  finally  ratified,  but  the  new 
Company  has  already  been  registered  here  as  "Anglo  Portuguese  Tele¬ 
phone  Co."  and  no  reasonable  doubt  exists  as  to  their  being  carried 
out . 

Mr. Edison,  in  our  opinion,  would  do  well  now  to  wait  a 
few  months  and  ftudge  of  the  value  of  his  shares  after  the  result  of 
say  three  ot  six  months  working  of  the  new  Co.  are  known. 

The  old  Company  will  oontinue  to  exist,  firstly  to  pre¬ 
vent  a  coalition  between  Col.Gouraud  and  the  Portuguese  group,  (who 
will  own  12,500  pounds  of  new  shares)  and  secondly  to  continue  the 
law  suits  instituted  against  the  Belgian  infringers,  which  are  pro¬ 
ceeding  satisfactorily* 


[ENCLOSURE] 


THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS. 

CABLE  A'DDRESS: 

‘XYDSUN  NEWYORK.” 


1£hxkxiXxxkx  N.  Y., 


Samuel  tnsull  Esq. 

C/o  Edison  Maohine  Works. 
Sohenectady,  N.Y. 


Dears  Sir, 

Referring  to  my.  letter  of  May  19th.  respecting  the  Edison 
Gower  Bell  Telephone  Company,  I  have  now  to  hand  you  herewith  a 
copy  of  a  letter  just  received  from  London  on  this  subject.  What 
can  we  do  in  the  premises? 

Veey  truly  yours, 

EDWARD  D. ADAMS. 


[ENCLOSURE] 


Received  1st. .Tune. 


"We  have  received  your  cable  with  regard  to  the  Edison-Gower 
Bell  Telephone  Shares  and  replied  as  follows: - 

'  No  market  whatever  for  shares  named-will  write  to-day' 

Referring  to  our  former  ccoimunicat ion  with  regard  to  this  Co. 
we  may  add  that  the  shares  never  found  their  way  into  the  market 
and  that  out  of  the  500,000  of  one  pound  each  authorized,  only 
385,005  are  issued  and  practically  in  the  hands  of  no  more  than 
five  persons,  viz:- 

4000  are  held  by  Mr. Puskas, 

4000  "  Mr. I. P. Bailey. 

72,000  •  Bailey,  Puskas  &  Gouraud, 

(Mr .Edison's) 

94,996  "  Col.  Gouraud. 

209,995  "  Consolidated  Telephone  Co, 

14  "  sundry  nominees  for  forming 

quorums  at  meetings. 

It  is  evident  therefore  that  dealings  in  these  shares  are 
restricted  to  the  above  persons  and  any  outsider  who  may  form  a 
favorable  opinion  of  what  he  can  ascertain  as  to  the  future  of  the 
Company,  there  being  no  quotation  of  any  kind  for  these  shares, 
and  really  no  basis  to  form  an  estimate  upon. 

The  Company  has  only  one  Company  in  which  it  operates  (Portu¬ 
gal)  and  although  it  would  do  fairly  well  there,  the  lack  of  capi¬ 
tal  lands  them  in  all  kinds  of  difficulties  and  had  it  not  been  Ibr 
the  support  given  by  the  Consolidated  Telephone  Co.  it  would  not 
have  survived. 

It  was  in  this  sense  that  we  -.rote  to  you  before  on  the  sub¬ 
ject;  since  then  another  very  serious  question  has  arisen,  of  yhidi 
Col. Gouraud  may  or  may  not  be  informed,  and  which  is  developing 
now.  Shortly  stated,  the  circumstances  are  as  follows:-  Certain 
persons  who  evidently  command  influence  in  Government  circles  in 
Lisbon,  have  induced  the  Government  to  refuse  the  royalties  hither¬ 
to  paid  or  rendered  by  the  E.G.B.Co.  no  intelligible  reason  being 
assigned,  and  within  the  last  few  weeks  the  Company  has  been  in¬ 
formed  that  a  fresh  concession  had  been  granted  to  the  said  per¬ 
sons,  who  on  their  part  offered  the  concession  to  the  E.G.Bell  Co. 
on  certain  terms  with  the  intimation  that  unless  such  terms  were 
accepted,  the  Government  intended  to  cancel  the  Company's  conces¬ 
sions  and  allow  the  owners  of  the  new  concessions  only,  to  carry 
on  the  telephone  business  in  Portugal. 


[ENCLOSURE] 


2 


The  statement,  incredible  as  it  seemed,  was  found  to  be  cor¬ 
rect  and  the  E.G. Bell  Co.  therefore  proposed  to  sell  their  business 
?°r^eal  a  new  Co. for  fifty  thousand  pounds  in  shares  of 
which  they,  i.e.  the  Company,  would  be  prepared  to  give  12,500 
pounds  t'o  the  persons  holding  the  new  concession.  This  proposal 
was  accepted  by  telegraph  and  a  representative  of  the  holders  of  xfi 
the  new  concession  is  now  expected  in  London  to  carry  on  negotia¬ 
tions  on  the  subject.  Should  they  terminate  favorably,  the  Edison- 
Gower  Boll  shares  will  attain  a  certain  value,  if  not,  the  conse¬ 
quences  will  simply  be  disastrous  to  the  Co. 

We  propose  informing  you  of  the  result  as  soon  as  it  becomes 
inown,  so  that  you  may  be  guided  by  it  as  regards  Mr. Edison’s 
shares;  but  should  you  receive  an  offer  from  here  (which  we  pre¬ 
sume  would  come  from  Col.Gouraud)  we  should  be  glad  to  hear  of  it 
as  it  may  possibly  suit  the  Consolidated  Co. to  improve  upon  it."  ’ 


11  The  Edison  Machine  Works." 


’  THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS 

CABLE  ADDRESS:  ' 

“XYDSUN  NEW  YORK.” 


Schenectady,  N.  Y.,_ 


My  dear  Edison, 

1  have  your  memorandum  with  relation  to  Gouraud  and 
the  illustrious  Gardner  Hubbard.  I  think  tho  best  thing  I  can  do 
is  to  wire  to  London  in  confidence,  to  a  friend  of  mine  who  is 
usually  posted  as  to  what  Gouraud  is  doing,  and  find  out  exactly 
when  Gouraud  is  going  to  bring  out  the  proposed  Company.  Do  you 
want  the  memorandum  prepared  as-  an  advertisement,  or  as  a  letter? 

If  it  is  to  go  in  as  an  advertisement,  I  would  suggest  that  it  be 
put  in  the  London  "Times",  the  London  "Daily  Telegraph",  the  London 
"Daily  News"  and  "The  Standard";  if  it  is  to  go  in  as  a  letter, 

.Tohnson  is  the  best  man  to  at  , 

~st  man  to  attend  to  it,  he  is  personally  well  ac¬ 
quainted  with  Mr . Macdonald ,  who  is  practically  the  autocrat  of  tho 
London  "Times".  I  suppose  that  you  realize  that  starting  such  a 
thing  means  a  fight  with  Graham  Bell.  Please  let  me  have  further 
instructions  by  return  mail  and  very  much  oblige. 

Yours  very  truly 


I  “The  Edison  Machine  Works.”  i 


THE  EDISON 


MACHINE  WORKS. 


Schenectady,  N.  Y - .*0^-23-1887.. 


Xfy  dear  Edison, 

I  have  received  from  Tate,  the  letter  which  you  re¬ 
ceived  from  Mr . Gouraud  with  relation  to  the  Edison-Gower-Bell  Tele- 
phone  Co.;  I  have  also  received  a  copy  of  this. letter  direct  from 
Mr ■ Gouraud  himself.  I  have  some  other  correspondence  with  friends 
of  mine  in  London,  with  relation  to  this  same  matter.  I  will  see 
you  within  a  week  or  ten  days  and  then  we  will  come  to  some  deci¬ 
sion  as  to  what  you  had  better  do.  My  own  impression  is  that  it 
would  be  better  to  got  o  the  people  whom  Gouraud  intends  to  .fight; 
simply  tell  them  that  they  have  gp t  to  buy  us  out  or  stands  a 
fight;  they  would  rather  buy  us  out  than  have  us  and^uraud  fight 
together,  if  we  fight  with  him,  we  shell  certainly  be  in  a  pre¬ 
judiced  position,  as  the  Courts  will  of  khk  necessity  be  aware  of 
the  fact,  that  in  all  these  telephone  matters,  the  gallant  Colonel, 
stands  in  rather  a  bj»d  light  in  England  at  the  present  time,  if 
the  information  which  I  have  received  from  time  to  time  is  cor¬ 
rect. 

and  Mrs.Reimer  .»  hara.^na  U.O,  ita  haMng  a  loyal, 

t»a;  thia  i,  „,.m  „  i  ao  „„ 


Little  Menlo, 


Upper  Norwood, 

Deo.  8th,  1887. 

Edison:  . 

I  find  by  the  6fficial  print  of  the- United  Telephone 's  Sd1'  , 1  ^ : 

disclaimer,  that  it  was  signed  only  by.ihe;  dilreoU^  '.of  Jthat:  Col/^ou; 
a  sic  dd  me  to  get  this  information,  arid  intimated  ‘to  !me  -that  thby  tfa,d-i!  n  u 
no  authority  tp-sign  away  yowp  right*,  anil  unless, '^t1  vor^ij^o^byt^^ 
you  or  spme  one  holding  your  special  power-of-attorney,"  it”;v/buld:  b:e' c  A  ‘ 
held  nn»t  this  disclaimer  was  not  legal.  Shi's; irfatt’er  .sl&uitf  !$*•  fc^’.Y. . , 
meniipn?4  to  any  one  at  present,  i  will  look  more  fully  intp’th^  whole'  ■  ; 
question.  in  the  meantime  please  let  me  have  impediately  reli‘a|iie  ,!  . 
gnawers  to  the  following  questions.  '  ,  .  ■  ■ 

Let,-^V/as  there  any  communication  whatever  between  the;United  ^olo- 
jhqne  Co.  pnd  yourself  with  reference  to  the  disclaimer. 

Sd,  please  }.ot  me  have  copies  9f  al}.  such  obinmUni'catidns'-,  if  any,, 
also  your  original  .agpe^ent  .wi^.^ptt age.  and,  London  Stereoscopic  or 
copy,  pf  same,;  and  ■  ..  ‘.’.tTsib  J sv  il  ’  *b&  vi' oas  a  lYo/eva  Y’r  , 

Sd,  Copies  of  yottrself  and  ! 

Nottage,  with  respect  ,to£  said  ^ecladmo^Vvi’K.'^  X" 

I  have  tp-ddy  seen.-Mie^ oMV  do^^t^i^K!|'ds^eiau l&tWoh  the  Unitod 
Tel ephone  and ' Nottage,  which  ^s^in^ff-ect  ■  £6  the  j 

United  Co.  for  all  claims  arising  in  consequence  of  said  disclaimer,  ! 
tho  consideration  being{ payment'  of  £800. 


Please  make  it  somebody's  spec: 
■  on  its  receipt. 


isiness  to  deal  with  this  let- 


P*  ®— ’  ,  ••■:^:r.vhs  r  yr^  i 

I  have  your  cable"  re'  Saechaiche  BankgesellsoM _ _ _ 

ten  them  to 

;  I luoih  I  .ecioa  XXiw  oo\  ql  butt  ;o»a  sasey 

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1887.  West  Orange  Laboratory  -  General  (D-87-55) 

This  folder  contains  correspondence,  agreements,  specifications,  and 
other  documents  relating  to  the  design  and  construction  of  Edison’s  West 
Orange  laboratory.  Most  of  the  documents  are  addressed  to  Charles 
Batchelor,  superintendent  of  construction.  Included  are  letters  from  architects, 
contractors,  construction  companies,  and  suppliers.  Some  of  the  documents 
pertain  to  the  replacement  of  H.  Hudson  Holly,  the  original  architect  of  the 
laboratory,  by  Joseph  H.  Taft. 

All  the  documents  have  been  filmed. 


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Oranoe.  N.  ST- 


H.  Hudson  Holly,  Architect  • 
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d/iecificatiofld  fat7?.idAecA  Ay.  h.  HUBSON  HOLLY,  Architect. 

2  DIMENSIONS. 

cAevationd  ancA  dectiond  ate  to  tAe  dcaAc  mcAtcatccA;  /at  cn 
cvety  cade  coAeze fluted  aze  dAocen,  tAey  ate  to  Ac  taAen  in  /itefetenee  to 
meadazemcnt  Ay  acaAe. 

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3  DESCRIPTIONS  OF  THE  WORKMANSHIP  AND  MATERIALS. 


t  to  Ae  e/one  in _ ~  _  _ 

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an<A f'ttecA a/i  Ay  tAc  ^Sontzactoz.  f 


Hip  rafters, 
Ridge  pieces, 


The  contractor  will  do  all  necessary  Framing, 
trussing  and  cutting  as  required  whether  shown  on  drawings 
or  not,  also  furnish  ali  centres,  wooden  lintels,  givd-.-rss 
*c.  where  required  of  suitable  size. 

Floor  beams  to  run  across  building.  Frame 
opening  0:  0”  square  in  each  floor  for  hatchway  as  shown 
on  plans.  Beams  to  be  doubled  around  hatchways,  the 
headers  to  be  supported  on  stirrup  irons. 

To  be  chestnut  lintels  back  of  small  window  and 
door  arches  so  as  to  tiHm  square  inside. 

Also  3"  chestnut  caps  covering  top  of  brick  piers 


The  owner  will  furnish  and  the  Contractor  will  fit 
up  the  iron  columns  and  gallery  rails  in  .library  also  the 
spurs  on  wooden  columns  for  supporting  girders,  and  iron 
girder  for  tile  support  of  roof  ridge  over  engine  room. 

The  contractor  to  furnish  all  the  necessary  bolts, 
straps,  stirrup  irons  *c. 


All  floors  to  have  three  rows  of  cross  bridg.i 
c  3°  properly  nailed. 


The  centre  etc  r  to  do  h  11  need 
finished  part.  .41  so  furnish  all  the 
strips  to  build  Into  brick  walls. 

All  the  above  to  be  20 "  from  < 


furring  in 
i-'Bsary  blocks  and 


To  bo  foxnod  as  chows  on  drawings  and  covered  with 
mill  vo  rked  tongue d  ana  gi’ooveri  box  pine  plank. 

Fovni  a  a'  0"  x  4'  0"  scuttle  where  shown  in  the 
best  manner  properly  hung  and  fastened. 


The  tin  cowi  og  -  against  brick  work  will  run  up  at 
least  i3n  this  to  be  counter  flashed  with  zinc  wo rked  .into 
the  joints. 

All  roofs  to  be  tinned  in  the  best  manner  with 
14 *  x  20"  sheets. 

All  tin  to  have  three  nails  to  each  sheet  lapped 
ana  soldered  with  seven  pounds  of  solder  to  the  square 

All  tin  to  be  of  the  beet  quality  I.  0.  charcoal. 


qalvaI 


IT  ZED  I  bon: 


To  be  a  galvanized  iron  gutter  around  all,  roofs 


wxcept  east  end  of  Rngine  House  also  moulded  cornice 
under  uppe !•  v/indws  of  Library  portion,  nil  as  shown  on 
rt-jteU.  drawings..  The  gutter;-:  to  bo  «r*li  soldered  to  ton 
work  and  have  necessary  straps  for  support. 

I*1  it  up  all  th e  necessary  4"  rain  wat«v  leaders  r-r> 
c envoy  the  water  from  roof  to  ova  ins  properly  secured  to 
building. 

The  -tops  of  ail  leaders  will  bo  secured  with  viro 

baskets. 

Ail  the  above  to  be  of  B.  B.  Bloom  galvanised  Avon. 

All  floors  tn  finished  part  to  be  double.  Under 
floors  to  be  of  %“  tongued  and  gr-oved  box  pine  boards 
laid  diagonally  and  covered  vi  th  good  quality  heavy  felt 
paper.. 

Tne  upper  floors  to  bo  lam  diagonally  the  reverse 
of  under  floors  of  ^1"  selected  yellow  pine  not  over  tia 
wide. 

The  office  ana  .Library  floors  to  btt  %•  wide. 

U!ie  main  floor  to  library  to  be  .Laid  in  herring  boa? 
stopped  together  and  not  over  2:0°  in  length.  Those  in 
office  aud  .library  not  to  be  .laid  till  after  the  looms 
are  trimmed. 

Remaining  floors  will  be  laid  v/Ath  l3&»  tongued 
grooved  and  mil  i-workod  pine  plank  not  over  S»  wide. 

5 


(•'onn  hatchways  as  requi red  vi th  flush  hand!  ess 
H’fc  diagonal  comers  these  to  be  battened  underneath  am 
be  secured  w.l  th  wrought  nails  properly  clinched. 

All  floors  to  be  blind  nailed. 

The  floors  in  shop  and  Dynamo  Hoorn  to  be  a  wanted 
to  suit  foundations  for  machinery  which  will  be  under  the 
direction  of  the  Engineer 


WINDQl' 


V  F  KALES,  SASH  ETC.  i 

All  frames  to  be  as  shown  on  detail  draw ings.  The 
sash,  pulley  stiles,  part ana  strips  and  stop  beads  in 
Library  office  and  Dynamo  room  to  be  of  clear  yellow  pine. 

Sash  in  above  mentioned  rooms  to  be  1$4"  thick, 
with  A*  reeded  mountings.  These  to  be  double  sliding  sash 
hutiR  on  strong  axle  pullies  with  good  hempen  sash  cord  and 
have  proper  weights. 

Hems  ining  sash  will  be  i¥au  thick  hun(;  without 


weights. 


The  transoms  over  machine  shop  and  boiler  room 


doors  to  be  made  moveable  for  the  purpose  of  (jetting  in 
large  machinery. 

Cellar  windows  under  machine  shop  will  have  p.lank 
frames  with  1^2 "  swinging  sash  properly  hinged  at  top  and 
fastened  up  and  down. 


All  sash  to  be  glazed  with  single  thick  French 


sheet  glass. 

Tha  Library  office  and  Dynamo  room  to  be  1st 
qua  lit  y,  reroa  tiling  2nd  quality. 


All  doors  to  be  where  rqqulred  and  slide  or  swing 
as  directed  panelled  and  moulded  on  both  sides. 

The  outside  doors  to  be  as  shown.  The  north  and 
south  shop  and  boiler  room  doers  to  bo  2^2"  thick  and 
slide  on  barn  door  ways  and  hangers  with  flush  bare 
sliding  door  latch. 

The  double  doors  m  office  will  be  1®4»  thick  pro¬ 
perly  hung  and  fastened  with  top  and  bottom  bolts.  Those 
to  be  as  shown  and  outside  doors  to  have  glass  panels. 

l'it  up  door  to  delivery  window  to  slide  in  a  manner 
similar  to  outside  shop  doors,  this  to  bo  2 »  thick. 

Remaining  doors  to  be  lj&“  thick  and  ft>ur  panelled. 


KNOBS, 


BUTTS.  FURNITURE  ftB.  ! 

The  doors  in  fini shed  rooms  will  have  4^2"  mortice 
locks  with  brass  faces  and  bolts  with  flat  steel  keys, 
black  porcelain  knobs  and  Japanned  furniture. 

Remaining  doors  will  have  6*  rim  locks  with  white 
porcelain  knobs  and  japanned  mountings. 

All  doors  except  sliding  will  have  Japanned  slip 
hinges  with  oval  tips. 

All  sliding  windows  in  Library^  off  ice  and  Dynamo 

....  „  ...  . . . . .  _  •  V 


rooms  to  have  bronze  sash  fastenings. 


Windows  bavin..;  no  weights  wi.U  have  patent  spring 


catch  of 


quality  on  both  top  and  bottom  sash. 


?'X 


The  walls  and  ceilings  of  Mbrary^Off  ice  and  Dynamo 
j-oonss,  including  Library  gall erys,  alcoves,  toilet  room, 
and  Library  staircase  to  be  celled  wi  Mr  tongued  grooved 
and  beaded  North  Carolina  pine  boards  not  over  3«  wide. 

The  Library  boards  to  be  reeded  across  tls  entire 

[$□  face. 

Pit  up  in  Library,  mantel,  a vchway  to  fireplace 
alcove,  seats,  book  alcoves,  bookcases  with  moveable 
shelves,  gallery  strings,  ceiling  cornice  Ac. 

I' it  up  in  office  railing  and  gate  with  delivery 

The2nd  and  3rd  stories  will  have  walls  and  ceilings 
covered  with  8*,  2nd  quality  tongued  grooved  and  beaded 
Jjvjrine  boards. 

The  doors  and  windows  in  library,  office  and 
Dynamo  rooms  will  have  <3 -  moulded  architraves  finished  with 
Jambs,  soffits,  stools,  Ac.  eanp.let  a. 

The  windows J^nd  and  3rd  stories  will  have  pine 
stools,  jambs  and  soffits  and  finish  with  b  1»  bead  at 

All  finished  ceilings  to  have  a  bed  mould  running 
enti\*ely  around  same. 


All  the  above  in  accordance  with  detail  d ravines 
including  the  finishing  of  posts  to  an  octafliml  pattern. 


TOTLRjP  WO?, IS: 

II  Pit  up  toilet  room.1;  as  oho un  on  plan.  The  parti¬ 

tions  to  bo.  of  ceilinjj  boards  V  ft.  hi«h  with  moulded  ca 
on  top.  That  in  Library  to  van  to  Gallery  ceiling. 

The  doors  to  have  fixed  blind,  those  to  water 
closets  to  rise  1:6"  above  floor. 

Case  up  water  closets  with  ris  in*  seat  and  Aid 
com  plots  same  to  show  open  underneath. 

II  . 

Those  for  library  to  bo  of  cherry. 


Case  up  wash  basins  as  re '(Hired  same  to  show  open 
underneath. 

Pit  up  urinals,  divided  in  three  compartments. 

To  be  built  as  per  drawings  and  detail  drawings 
of  selected  stuff  with  ^4"  .risers  l3/4  treads  and  be 
fitted  up  on  3"  x  <i"  earria#}  t  unbars  10”  from  centres, 
trends  and  risers  to  bo  tongued  and  ({X-ooved,  blocked  and 
fjlued. 

The  library  stnir6  to  have  moulded  and  returned 
no  seines  with  open  and  beaded  front  strini{s;4"  turned 
newels,  ^4"  turned  balusters  and  moulded  handrails  same  i 
have  balusters  spaced  in  the  proportion  of  three  to  each 
tread.  The  above  to  be  of  southern  pine. 

Main  stairs  to  be  as  shown  and  enclosed  with  door: 
top  and  bottom  on  each  floor. 


To  bo  open  steps  with  va.Uv  <:o  Boiler  rooms  arid 


room  A. 


Pit  up  strong  step  ladder  to  scuttle  as  directed. 


All  the  outside  wo lit  that  is  usually  painted  in- 

Tp.vy 

eluding  ail  tin  wo  rk^ftc.  to  have  three  good  coats  of  bes  t 
English  whito  loud  and  linseed  oil  paint  of  such  party 
colors  as  directed. 

All  the  outside  work  to  be  primed  on  tile  day  it 
is  put  up. 

All  nail  holes  to  be  well  puttied  up  and  all  im~ 
perfections  to  be  well  cured  witb  shellac  before  painting. 

All  the  wood  work  except  floors  in  library.  Office 
and  Dynamo  room  to  be  finished  with  one  coat  of  Wheeler's 
wood  filler  and  two  coats  of  Parker  ft  Gillespie's  white 
oil  finish,  same  to  be  rubbed  down  with  pumice  stone  and 
oil  in  the  best  manner. 

The  wood  work  of  remaining  finished  rooms  to  be 
finished  with  two  coats-  of  shellac  varnish. 

The  flQ.ors  in  library.  Office  and  Dyneuno  100m  to  be 
filled  with  one  coat, of  Wheeler's  wood  filler  and  finishec 
with  two  coats  of  Butcher's  hard  wax  finish  or  equal 
thereto. 

To  be  no  paint  or  filling  and  finishing  to  inter¬ 
fere  with  the  rUn  of  sash. 

10 


Bulla  Privy  where  directs fi  seven  feet  square  con¬ 
taining  four  compartments  same  to  have  sills,  plates, 
posts,  studs  and  rafters  of  hemlock.  Posts  to  be  7  ft. 
high,  each  compartment  to  have  a  l}4»  sliding  sash  1  foot 
v/ide  and  6  feet  high  properly  fastened  with  spring  catch 
and  glazed  with  obscured  glass. 

Also  a  1^3**  panelled  door  hung  with  x  ^3« 

butts  and  fee  ten  e  A  with  4^»  rim  locks,  with  mineral 
knobs  and  japanned  furniture. 

The  above  to  be  sided  with  5"  bevelled  clapboards 
and  have  shingle  roof. 

The  partitions  and  floor  to  be  of  fi»  tongned 
grooved  and  mill  woiked  pine  boards  6»  wide. 


intpactok: 


Will  tearaway,  'pbWi  and  make  ,«ccd  after  -the  other 
tracUss  and  render  to  same  all  umal  and  necessary  assist¬ 
ance,  a  no  leave  the  whole  premises  clean  and  perfect,  at 
the  times  mentioned  in  the  Articles  of  Agreement  notwith¬ 
standing  any  omissions  herein. 

Detail  'drawings  ••'ill  be  ('•wished  by  the  Architect 
as  the  work  progresses,  and  will  in  all  cases  supercede 
drawings  of  a  snail  or  scale. 

The  contractor  shall  make  no  alterations  from  the 
drawings  or  specifications,  without  first  consul  tins  the 
Architect,  but,  should  any  error  or  inconsistency  appear 
in  these,  during  tne  progress  of  the  work,  it  shall  v*  the 
duty  of  the  Contractor  to  duly  notify  the  Architect  who 
will  make  proper  adjustment. 


Should  the  Contractor  fail  to  have  the  work  com¬ 
pleted  by  the  time  mentioned  in  the  AEtieOtea  of  Agreement 
a  forfeiture  will  be  demanded  by  the  Owner. 


T.  A.  EDISON  ESQ, 
Orange,  N.  J. 


PLUMBING  SPECIFICATION 

Of 

LAB  RATO  RY  BUILDING. 


H.  Hudson  Holly,  Architect, 
111  Broadway,  N.,  Y. 


P^FICE  OF  He  JLbcmis®©®1, 


QZ/ew  <^/’ot/x_ . Junfr  frth _ d#wt. 

<dtftcefication  of  t/e. - EJJilubiUj?. - _.%/  and  ©ZZatetia/d 

leefuited in.. . j&x&sHjm.j~,hh  1'iin 1.I1 t?w  u  h^bynKo-:-/  b;i  to  !>••  biu.i+, 

. •‘,.t  . ,!xy»/  .l-iVt-y,,  i  VT  THO':..\S  ,A»  l*H-S<U! . . r  -  >  - - 


.  ~  ” ~ — r~-x~..a^teca/Ze  to  t/e  diawin^td  and 

d/tecificationd  fatnid/ed  /p.  H.  HUDSON  HOLLY,  Architect. 

2  DIMENSIONS.  ' 

^//e/t/and,  c/cvationd  and  dectiono  ate  to  t/e  dca/e  indicated;  /at  in 
cvety  cade  w/ete  ff  tied  ate  d/own,  t/ey  ate  to  Ze  ta/en  in  /ttefetence  to 
meadatement  /ip  dca/e. 

O'/// ffitCd  ate  of  t/e  toay/  wot/,  cxce/it  dool  a?td  window  o/teninyd 
tn  dtad  wa/Zt,  w/tc /  ate  fifaed to  joining  didc  of  dto/i  /cad  - -  - - 


3  DESCRIPTIONS  OF  THE  WORKMANSHIP  AND  MATERIALS. 

QdZZ t/e  wot/  t/ioiiy/oat  to  /e  done  in. _ n  l(,JOa  _  ~  ~  ~  ~ 

da/dtantia/  and  wot/nan/i/c  mannet,  andet  t/e  da/tetvidion  and  to  t/e 
datidfaction  of  t/e  ©dic/itcct;  attd  wattanted fot  /peat,  exce/tt fom  dettZement 
Zip  d/tin/aspe 

Qd//  wot/  a?id  matctiaZ not  d/tec fied  to  t/e  ccnttaty,  to  Ze  fatnid/ed 
and  fitted  et/i  Zy  t/e  CSonttactot. 


f  in.iftiio'1 


SUPPLY; 


Pay  Corporation  charges  and  insert  a  tap  .in  Main 
Street  and  f roni  that  point  lay  t .'ii-  necessary  .1°  —  a  A 
l-;iad  pip <5  at  .least  4  feet  below  the  surface  of  ground  to 
ana  under  cellar  hot  tom,  sawn  to  he  curried  to  tank. 
Supply  to  be  controlled  with  „»  copper  ball  and.  ball  cock 
complete. 


it  up  4to  a  galvan.ii 
ndation  to  Tank. 


With  double  openings  on  each  floor  protected  with 
2*2-  double  gate  valve  for  hose  with  wreneh  *c,  ©replete.' 


l-'rom  two  points  lb’  0»  outside  of  Building  con¬ 
tinue  as  shown  4”  cast  iron  drain  pipes  through  inside  of 
building  below  ground  with  necessary  trap  and  Y  branches 
to  line  of  soil  pipes,  urinals,  sinks,  water  closets, 
wash  basin  ft c.  same  to  have  4“  cast  iron  air  pipes  from 
inlet  side  of  said  traps  to  9"  above  ground,  outside  of 
line  of  house  with  air  injecting  caps  on  top. 

The  4*  cast  iron  soil  pipe  to  be  carried  up  to  all 
v/atar  closets  and  extend  one  .foot  above  highest  point  of 


roof. 


The  Plumber  'to  mane 

layiii:/  same. 

Fa  oh  branch  waste  [) 


syphoniii,";,  these  to  start 
.All  pipe  oxt.»!itiin;i 


Frcm  small  inaohina 


■with  two  rising  pipes  oi‘  s, 
rocT  ana  have  open  in;( o  om  , 
by  ownar.  This  cesspool  n 
building. 

IT  OK  PIPES: 

All  pipes  from  tank 
All  the  cas  t  i  von  p. 

,  i 

■{round  or  else  where  to  be  ■ 
be  thoroughly  caulked  with 
regular  [{rad a  to  terminus, 
painted. 

Every  precaution  to 
All  horizontal  lead 
as  to  avoid  trapping  with  ■ 


deep  with  lb  ox. 
ssiues  spotted. 


stot-y  8'  0“  x  10'  0”  and  4*  0" 
copper  with  anjfJ.es  wiped  and 


THE  EDISON 

CABLE  ADDRESS: 

‘  XYDSUN  NEW  YORK.” 


MACHINE  WORKS. 


Schenectady,  N.  Y„ - June  17th.  1887. 


Charles  Batchelor,  Esq., 

Edison  Lanp  Co., 

East  Newark,  N.  J. 

My  Dear  Batchelor:- 

Answering  your  favor  in  regard  to  stean  heating, 
I  \»uld  recomnend  that  you  obtain  bids  from  the  H.  B.  anith  Co., 
Centre  Street,  N.  Y. ,  Messrs.  Howard  Bros.,  Newark,  N.  J.  and 
Messrs.  Levi  Case  &  Co.,  Schenectady,  N.  Y.  The  H.,  B.  anith  Co. 
have  done  their  work  here  very  well,  and  other  work  which  they  did 
for  me  befo  re  was  excellent.  Mesar  s.  Levi  Case  &  Co.  I  know,  from 
what  experience  we  have  had  with  them  here,  to  do  very  good  work, 
and  that  they  are  also  responsible  and  reliable.  Messrs.  Howard 
Bros,  did  some  steam  heating  for  us  at  Menlo  Park,  which  was  very 
well  done,  but  rather  costly.  It  should  be  so  arranged  that  you 
can  use  either  exhaust  steam  on  any  part  of  the  system,  or  live 
stean,  or  both,  as  the  case  may  be.  If  you  will  give  these  par¬ 
ties  skele  ton  plans  of  the  rooms,  with  dimensions  of  same,  and 
state  whether  it  is  particularly  exposed  or  not,  and  also  showing 
as  nearly  as  posiible  the  shafting,  in  order  that  they  can  keep  out 
of  the  wty  of  Bame,  they  will  give  you  an  estimate  and  specifica¬ 
tions,  and  if  you  will  let  me  see  the  specifications,  I  stall  be 


THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS. 

CABLE  ADDRESS: 

"XYDSUN  NEW  YORK.” 


Schenectady.  N.  Y„ _ June  17th»  1887» 


glad  to  give  you  ray  opinion  as  to  same. 

Yours  very  truly. 


N.B.  I  wjuld  recommend  that  the  steam  pipes  he  overhead  in 


the  wcrkdiop. 


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PniST.  'i’ll 0  Haiti  part  y  of  tlio  soooml  part,  doA-7  horoliy  for . -Z? _ rx/  l,olr8 

oxoculois  ami  administrators,  covo.innt,  promise  and  agree  to  ami  with  tbo  Haiti  ’  partj/%nto'  tat  part 

- d^__«xceutor«,  a.lmiti i.tratora  or  assigns,  that _ _ tl,0  said  1>ttH  of  tll0  8(JC011(1 

— T“ . ^°CUt"1'8’  ”  »,1"li'»8tr»to|8,  Until  and  will,  for  tbo  consideration  hereinafter  inei.tio.io.l,  on 

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ami  other  works  roq,.irod  in  ...  6y  ”  - - -  ^,^-ZlZZ,  finisl^ 


agreeably  to  tbo  drawings  and  said  specifications  made  by  IT.  HUDSON  HOLLY,  witbin  fbu  time  afore-' 
SIUl  fc  1  k  IU  1  “  bst  t  1  0  t  tie  s  tsi  eto  at  1  1  le  tl  e  1  lectio  of  the 

said  II.  Hudson  Holly,  to  bo  testified  by  a  writing  or  certificate  under  tbe  band  of  tbo  said  H.  Hudson 
Holly,  and  also  shall  and  will  find  and  provide  snob  good,  proper  and  sufficient  materials,  of  all  kinds 
whatsoever,  ns  shall  bo  propor  and  sufficient  for  tbo  completing  and  finishing  all  tbo 


and  other  works  of  the  snid  Building  mentioned  in  said  specification  for  tbo  sum  of 

And  tbo  snid  part  y  of  tbe  first  part,  Aue-  hereby,  for - heirs,  executors  and 

In  st  ito  s,  covenant,  promise  and  agree,  to  and  with  tbe  said part y  of  tl.e'soeond  part  -Zj, 

executors  and  administrators,  that, . dL^_ . the  said  p art  ^  of  the' first  nart  2.  '  'execito 

“r  1  1  tos  81  11  1  11  11  «  “1*-  t  .  of  tl  <  t  1  g  cement  be  i  l  stucth  ,er 

formed  and  kept  by  tbo  snid  part  y  of  tbe  seco  lint  s  s,  lei  ell  It  ly  ,  y  r  ct  so  t  1 

pau^mta  the  snidpar^  jftho  second  part, . ..^^^xeentors,  administrators  or  assigns,  tbe  sum  of 


^£a -U^Ty  fir  £-*d.  «• 

fitrr  <3^  ««■ 

/ S* d~V  VsAndjZ^.  C-^a. 


gtotiitUtl,  that  in  each  of  the  said  cases,  a  ccrtilic 
Hudson  Holly,  with  tbo  understanding  that  snid  ci 
bility  of  tbo  Contractor. 


d  lien  law  satisfied,  and  tbo  DVawings  and 


c  obtained  and  signed  by  tbe  said  H. 
mil  in  no  way  lessen  tljo  filial  responsi- 


it  is  bmbtj  fmthrv  agwcit  by  and  between  the  said  fatties : 

Fihst.  TIio  Specifications  mill  Drawings  lire  intended  to  co-operate,  so  Mint  nnv  works  exhibited  in 
tlio  Drawings,  noil  not  mentioned  m  tlm  Specifications,  or  vice  vnilSA,  me  to  lio  executed  Mio  hiiiiio  ns  if 
it  wore  mentioned  in  tlm  Specifications  mill  sot  fortli  in  the  Drawings,  to  the  trim  mciiniiig  mill  intention 
oi  tlm  sniil  Drawings  mill  Specifications,  without  nny  extra  elnirgo  whutsoerer. 

Second.  Tlio  Contruetor,  nt  his  own  proper  cost  mill  charges,  is  to  proritlo  nil  inmnior  of  lnutorinls 
mul  Inlior  ns  inentinneil  in  the  spccilicntinns.  also  nil  scnlfoliling.  iniplomonts,  moiilils,  ninilcls  mill  cnrtngc  of 
every  description,  for  tlm  duo  performance  of  the  sovoral  erections. 

Tuntn.  Slmnlil  tlio  Owner  or  the  Architect  nt  nny  time  during  the  progress  of  the  said  Building 
request  nny  alteration,  deviation,  additions  or  omissions,  from  the  said  contract,  he  slinll  lie  at  liberty  to 
do  so,  and  the  same  shall  in  no  way  nll'cct  nr  make  void  the  contract,  lmt  will  lie  added  or  deducted  from 
tlm  amount  of  tlio  contract,  ns  the  case  may  he,  liy  a  fair  and  ronsounhlo  valuation. 

Fouimi.  Should  tlio  Contractor,  at  any  time  daring  the  progress  of  tlm  said  work,  refuse  or  neglect 
'  to  supply  a  sufficiency  of  inntcrinls  or  workmen,  the  Owner  shall  have  the  power  to  provide  materials  and 
workmen,  alter  throe  days’  notice  in  writing  lining  given,  to  linish  the  said  works,  and  the  expense  shall 
uo  deducted  from  the  amount  of  tlm  contract. 

lirnt.  Should  nnj  dispute  arise  respecting  tlm  trim  construction  or  iimuiung  of  tlm  Drawings  or 
:  Specifications,  tl.o  same  shall  hu  decided  liy  II.  Hudson  Hoi.lv,  and  his  decision  shall  he  final  mid  con¬ 
clusive. 

Sixth.  Should  any  dispute  ariso  respecting  tlm  trim  valiio  of  extra  work,  or  of  tlm  works  omitted, 

,  tlm  snino  shall  he  valued  liy  two  competent  persons— one  employed  liy  tlm  Owner  mid  tlm  other  liy  tlm 
:  ^|0"tr"'  1  tu‘,c  4  '  have  tlm  power  to  nninonii  umpire,  whose  decision  shall  1m  binding  on 

:  *i  r  Sn^Nmi— 1’,1°  °"1101'  shall  not,  in  nny  lnnnncr,  lie  answerable  or  acconntnlilo  for  any  loss  or  damage 
that  shall  or  may  happen  to  the  works,  or  any  part  or  parts  thereof  respectively,  or  for  any  of  tlm  matc- 
in  finishing  and  completing  the  same,  (loss  or  damage  liy  tiro 


KKlUTir.  The  price  of  any  extra  work  must  he  arranged  for  at  the  Mine  the  order  is  given,  and  no 
woik  shall  bo  considered  ns  extra,  unless  a  written  order  shall  ho  obtained  from  the  Owner  or  tlm  Architect. 


to  have  the  work  finished  liy  tlm  time  specified  a  forfeiture  of 

I  — : - - =.DolInrs  per  day  stallbp  deducted  from  tlm  last  payment 

:  of  this  contract,  for  every  day  the  Building  remains  unfinished,  fi  L  fif,  -f  ’(  ■  • 


§jlt  ^itilCSS  WlUMOf,  tlm  said  parties  to  these  presents  hare  hereunto 
|  the  day  and  year  above  written. 


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THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS. 

CABLE  ADDRESS: 

“XYDSUN  NEW  YORK.” 


Schenectady,  N.  Y., 


My  dear  Batchelor, 

The  price  of  yellow  pine  timber  in  New  York, 
should  not  exceed  $86.00  per  thousand  feet  B.M.  it  /"fine#  /Si " tp*****-- 
The  price  for  a  good  gravel  roof  should  be  4-3/2c.  per 
square  foot,  which  equals  40-l/2c.  per  square  yard.  A  good  tin 
roof  should  not  exceed  $6.05  per  square^lOO  feet.  Should  you  de¬ 
cide  on  a  tin  roof,  I  would  recommend  you  to  use  lead  covered 
steel  instead  of  old  style  tin  plates.  This  is  especially  good 
for  a  laboratory,  v/here  the  fumes  of  acids  would  rust  the  tin 
through  from  the  inside  in  a  very  short  time,  as  also  for  a  foundry 
where  the  steam  also  rusts  the  tin  roojp  through  in  a  remarkably 
short  time.  A  gravel  roqj^.  is,  however,  considering  its  cheapness. 


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FOR  PRIVATE  DWELLINGS,  PUBLIC  BUILDINGS,  Etc. 


CHR  WARMERS,  OFFICE  WARMERS,  PUMPING  APPARATUS,  ETC, 
Cor.  South  5th  Ave.  &  Houston  St., 


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Mr,  Joseph  H.  Taft 

Architect ,  No,  14 6  BroadLvay. 

Dear  Sir; 

We  propose  to  furnish  material  for  and  erect  the 
Steam  Heating  Work  in  the  new  Edison  Laboratory  Building, 
at  Orange,  Nova  Jersey,  in  accordance  with  your  plans  and 
specification  for  the  sum  of  Fifty  seven  Hundred  and  Seventy 
Five  Dollars  (S5775.) 

We  desire  to  cal L  your  attention  to  the  fact  that 
all  our  fittings  and  valves,  which  we  manufacture  ourselves, 
are  much  heavier  than  those  usually  purchased  in  the  market- 
this  extra  strength  and  the  perfect  threads  permit  us  to 
screw  all  our  work  together,  iron  into  iron  without,  the  use 
of  red  lead  or  cements,  which  are  so  commonly  employed. 

We  believe  we  are  the  only  parties  that  do  the  work  in  this 
manner. 

If  desired  wo  -will  do  the  work  on  a  percentage  viz: 
we  will  do  all  the  work  at  actual  cost  to  us,  giving  you  the 
benefit  of  all  discounts,  and  charge  10#  profit. 

We  have  done  considerable  work  for  the  Edison  Isola¬ 
ted  Lighting  Co.  on  this  basis  and  would  refer  you  to  them 
and  to  the  numerous  large  office  buildings  and  Exchanges  in 
New  York  for  the  efficiency  of  our  work. 

Very  respectfully  yours; 


Edison  Lamp  Company. 


(Mfemt  dHcctrir  % igftt  ^ 


Qxccwti'vc  ®0icao, 

16  and  IS  JBzoad  Sisco/',  .  'x 

. September. . letl/c '$& J_ 

Charles  Batchelor,  Esq. 

65.  Fifth  Avenue, 

City. 

Dear  Sir  :  - 


Yours  of  15th -at  hand.  .  I  would  suggest  that  all  of  the 
steam  piping,  fittings,  water  catcher,  and  everything  for  Mr. 
Edison's  laboratory  be  placed  in  the  hands  of  some  responsible 
steam  fitter. 

On  the  plans  which  we  have  drawn,  we  can  get  a  contract 
for  the  work,. I  do  not  know  what  other  work  you  propose  to  have 
done  now. 

But,  I  would  suggest  the  desirability  of  having  every¬ 
thing  relative  to  steam  piping  of  every  character  carefully  laid 
out  on  a  plan,  and  then  get  proposals  from  a  reliable  party. 

You  can  then  form  in  advance  an  intelligent  idea  of  the 
cost,  -  otherwise  the  steam  fitter  will  run  up  his  bill  to  40  or  50 
per  cent  more  than  it  ought  to  be. 


Yours  truly. 


~^Ul-  /?*•?- <e>? -.2* 

ch"  «:  heoden.'  office  of  LOUIS  0,S'hedden.N' 

V.  J.  HEDDEN  &  SONS, 

Building  .Contractors  and  Manufacturers, 

Srjiflj  J3uiUir)^, 


FACTORY,  NEWARK,  N,  J. 


15  &  17  CORTLANDT  STREET, 

.  ...  New  York, — SepA _ as..th., _ 1887 


Mr.  Thomas  A.  Edison,  f 

Orange,  N.  J. 

Dear  Sir;~ 

Enclosed  herewith  please  find  certifiacte  from  Mr. 

Jos.  Taft,  Architect  of  your  buildings,  for  first  payment  on  acr 
count  of  same  as  per  contract,  for  which  we  'would  be  pleased  to 
receive  check. 


Yours  truly. 


Mimi  (Electric  light  <2|o. 


Qxecwtiva  ©fficao, 

16  a-n3  IS  cB-zoad  Ske&t, 


EDWD,  H.  JOHNSON,  Promt, 

F.  S.  HASTINGS,  Sec'y  nnd  Trons. 


Chas.  Batchelor,  Esq., 

Care,  Edison's  Laboratory, 

Orange,  N.  J. 

Dear  Sir:- 

In  reply  to  yours  of  the  30th,  inst.,  I  am  not  informed 
on  the  merits  of  the  enclosed  oil  cup.  I  will  state  however,  that 
Sims  told  me  yesterday  that  a  recent  decision  had  been  granted 
to  the  Seibert  Oil  Company,  affirming^ their  patents,  and  that  all 

Otis 

other'  sight  feed  oil  cups  are  ^tiwr-STd*  of  Seibert<v^£ , 

This  I  think  is  verified  by  the  fact  that  the  Armingtoh 
&  Sims  Company  have  been  using  other  oil  cups,  and  have  now  return 
ed  to  the  Seibert  oil  cup. 

It  is  usual  that  oil  cups  are  furnished  with  the  Arming- 
ton  &  Sims  engines.  Has  this  not  been  done  in  Mr.  Edison's  case  ? 

I  enclose  you  herewith,  for  Mr.  Taft's  information,  and 
his  instructions  to  the  masons;  a  detailed  plan  showing  the  con 
struction  of  the  iron  cap  on  top  of  the  smoke  stack,  and  also  the 
details  of  the  finishing  on  the  top  of  the  stack.  ' 


(’^'y  .ra.  **  . 


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u  Tha  Edison  Machine  Works.’' 


THE 


EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS. 


Schenectady,  N.  Y„. - tln-t.,.1,7  1HR7, 


Charles  Batohelor  Esq. 

T. A, Edison's  Laboratory, 
Orange,  N.J. 


Dear  Sir, 

*  1  enclose  you  herewith,  a  copy  of  the  Patent  of  the 

•Lahmeyer"  dynamo,  and  also  a  table  showing  thw  weight,  general 
dimensions  and  prices  to  customers,  of  the  various  types  of  ma¬ 
chines.  I  would  call  your  attention  to  the  fact  that  they  allow  a 
discount  of  33#  to  contractors  for  installations. 

The  machine  is  compound  wound,  and  it  is  claimed  that  at  full 
load  it  will  give  80#  from  the  pulley  to  the  binding  posts  of  the 
power  applied  to,  in  current,  that  is. 

External  electrical  efficiency 

— - - =  .85 

Total  electrical  efficiency 


I  also  enclose  a  small  blue  print  table  showing  the  general 
dimensions  of  our  standard  dynamos,  for  comparison. 


Yours  very  truly 


October  21,  I8R7. 


M- 

'■  ’  ‘  \ 

Ur.  E  d  i  s  o  n  ,  - 

Here  is  S6.50  worth  of  India-ink.  I 
took  broken  pieces  as  they  were  much  cheaper.  I  have  sent  to 
Keuffel  &  Esser  for  a  catalogue,  from  whi ch  you  can  get  the 
prices  of  the  sticks  when  in  good  condition. 

Francis  B.  Upton, 

M. 


OFFICE 


V.  J.  HEDDEN  &  SONS, 

Building  Contractors  and  Manufacturers, 

Snjillj 

15  &  17  CORTLANDT  STREET, 

FACTORY,  NEWARK,  N.  J. 

N ew  Yor  k, . Oetjoker. . MocL, . . 


Mr.  Thomas  A.  Sdison, 

Orange,  N.  J. 

Dear  Sir;- 

Please  find  enclosed  herewith  certificate  from  Mr.  Jo 
H.  Taft,  Architect  of  your  buildings,  for  payment  on  account  of 
same  as  per  contract,  for  which  we  would  be  pleased  to  receive 
your  check. 


Yours  truly. 


GMfemt  OHi'rtrir  %x%\xi  (1J0. 


Sxcattive  ©fficeo, 

16 'and  18  oQzoad  Sheet, 


Charles  Batchelor,  Esq. 

Care  of  Edison's  Laboratory. 

Orange,  N.  J. 

Dear  Sir  :  - 

In  reply  to  your  favor  of  21st  inst.  relative  to  corrug¬ 
ated  metal  packing,  I  beg  to  inform  you  that  you  can  secure  the 
same  from  Manning,  Maxwell  &  Moore,  No.  111.  Liberty  Street.  New  - 
York  City. 

It  is  called  the "Saunders'  Corrugated  Copper  Packing.  " 
Yours  truly. 

Gen'l  Supt. 


V.  J.  HEDDEN  &  SONS, 


Building  Contractors  and  Manufacturers. 


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My  dear  Mr.  Batchelor;  - 

I  am  in  receipt  of  your  favor,  of  December  3rd.  I  can  of 
course  send  you  diagrams  for  putting  up  the  electrical  apparatus 
for  Mr.  Edison's  small  station,  but,  I  beg  to  advise  you  that  a 
great  deal  more  depends  on  the  practical  experience  and  mechanical 
ability  of  the  man  who  is  to  do  the  work,  than  on  the  plans  which 
we  can  furnish. 

I  feel  well  assured  that  there  is  no  man  in  the  employ 
of  the  Machine  Works  who  is  any  wher/Zas^competent  to  make  as  good 
ajob  of  this  work  as  Mr.  Hancock  who  did  the  work  for  Mr.  Johnson, 
and  who  has  put  up  a  larg9  number  of  our. central  stations. 

I  do  not  know  what  appliances  you  have  ordered.  I  will 
males  out  a  list  of  such  as  I  think  will  be  necessary,  and  I  will 
send  it  to  you,  that  you  may  order  from  Bergmann  k  Co. 

I  most  certainly  think  that  it  will  be  a  source  of  con¬ 
siderable  satisfaction  to  you  to  have  a  thoroughly  good  job  and  this 
I  know  Hancock  can  do. 


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Dear  Mr.  Batchelor, 

I  enclose  you  herewith  list  of  electrical  apparatus  for 
Mr.  Edi son1  s  laboratory  plant. 

It  is  difficult  for  me  to  tell  how  many  feet  of  flat 
copper  and  i"  round  copper  is  needed  for  the  'Bus  lines. 

Do  you  have  more  than  one  feeder  ?  My  impression  is 
that  this  needs  a  Bair  of  Equalizers. 

What  do  you  think  about  it  ? 

You  say  it  is  1400  feet  long.  Please  give  me  No.  of 
tube,  so  we  can  calculate  the  equalizers. 


Yours  truly. 


Gen'l  Supt. 


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ELECTRI CAL  APPARATUS  FOR  CENTRAL  STATION  PLANT  AT  MR.  EDISON^1 


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2  Dynamo  Amp&re  Meters,  No.  for  No.  10  dynamo? , 
2  Hand  Regulators,  No.  for  No.  10  dynamos, 

1  Neutral  Ampfere  Meter, 

1  Breakdown  Switch, 

feet  i”  round  copper  rods, 

_  feet  3-tf  x  2"  copper  bars, 

“  connections  No.  with  bolts  and  niiits, 

connections  No.  with  bolts  and  nuts, 

connections  No.  with  bolts  and  nuts. 


MUNICIPAL  SYSTEM, 

2  Municipal  Dynamos,  Type  B. 

2  Regulators, 

12  Extra  Brushes, 

22  Standard  Circuit  Boards, 

22  Extra  Dynamo  Attachments, 

12  Extra  Cutout  Pencils, 

1  Volt  Meter  Board, 

1  Volt  Meter, 

1  Battery  S:  Alarm  Bell , 

100  feet  of  Fusible  Wire- , 

22  Sets  high  ampbre  Lamps,  for  resistance, 
'2  Bade  Frames. 


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Yom-  latter  dated  the  18th  stating  that  two  of  your 
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Motel,  or  Hoarding  Mouse,  by  special  agreement  . . 

Market,  by  special  agreement . 

Motor,  by  special  agreement. . . 

Photograph  Gallery,  by  special  agreement . 

Restaurant . . 


Steam  Engine,  by  special  agreement!*.  . 

Total  use  per  annum,  not  exceeding  20, coo  gals.. 


January  k_ 

For  consumers  resident  outside  of  the  limits  of  the  city,  {1)  an 
addition  of  twenty  per  centum  shall  be  made  in  every  case  to  the 
regular  water  rent  or  rents,  paid  or  required  to  be  paid  by  consumers 
n*“  “•**  citjr  for  the  like  service ;  and  {2)  whenever  a 

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SPECIFICATIONS  FOR  ENGINE  FOUNDATION. 


!• . EXCAVATIONS  are  to  be  made  to  the  depth  below  the  floor  ISne 

or  surface  of  the  ground  as  shown  on  the  plan,  or  to  such  greater 
depth  as  in  the  opinion  of  the  Superintendent  of  the  work  may  be 
necessary  to  insure  a  good  foundation. 

11 «  The  Excavation  must  include  the  refilling  of  any  of  the  exca¬ 
vated  material  around  the  finished  work,  and  the  removal  from  the 
premises,  or  other  satisfactory  disposal  of  all  excavated  or  re¬ 
fuse  material  that  may  accumulate. 

III.  MORTAR.  All  Mortar  is  to  be  composed  of  clean  sharp  sand 
and  fresh  hydaaulic  cement  of  an  approved  quality,  and  mixed  in 
the  proportion  of  two  parts  of  sand  and  one  patt  of  cement.  A 
proportion  of  'Portland *  cement  is  to  be  added  when  required  by 
the  Superintendent. 

IVj_  The  above  proportions  are  to  be  made  by  measurement  and  not 
by  estimation. 

Y*  TIie  Mortar  must  be  mixed  in  a  box  or  on  a  floor  and  in  no  case 
on  the  ground. 

YI«  The  ingredients  must  be  thoroughly  mixed  in  a  dry  state,  and 
■  the  proper  amount  of  water  added  afterwards. 

YIIV  No  greater  quantity  of  mortar  is  to  be  prepared  than  is  re¬ 
quired  for  immediate  use. 

VIII. Any  excess  that  has  been  standing  over  two  hours  shall  not 
be  retempered  or  used  in  any  way. 

Um  Dry  cement  not  required  for  immediate  use  must  be  protected 
from  the  weather,  and  must  not  be  laid  on  the  ground. 

Lime  Mortar  shall  not  be  used  for  any  part  of  the  work. 


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XI«_  CONCRETE.  The  bed  of  the  foundation  must  be  made  of  concrete, 
which  must  be  formed  of  hard,  durable  stone,  {  to  be  approved  by 
the  Superintendent  )  broken  in  angjilar  fragments  of  a  uniform 
size,  such  as  will  pass  through  a  2  1-2  inch  ring.  All  stones 
too  large  for  this  test  must  be  rejected.  The  stone  must  be  free 
from  dust  and  dirt. 

XH^All  Concrete  is  to  be  composed  of  one  part  of  mortar  (  made  as 
described  above  (  and  two  parts  of  clean  stone;  the  stone  and  morta- 
are  to  be  measured  (  not  estimated  )  in  the  given  proportions,  and 
mixed  on  a  floor  or  box  (  not  on  the  ground). 

JCIIIiThe  proper  quantity  of  stone  shall  be  spread  in  a  layer  not 
over  six  inches  deep  and  sprinkled  with  water  so  as  to  wet  the  sur¬ 
faces  of  all  the  stones.  The  proper  quantity  of  freshly  made 
mortar  is  to  be  spread  on  the  stones,  and  the  whole  thoroughly 
mixeduntil  every  stone  is  covered  with  mortar;  concrete  must  not  ' 
be  mixed  in  larger  quantities  than  required  for  immediate  use. 
_mL_Concrete  must  be  deposited  in  layers  not  exceeding  nine  in¬ 
ches  in  thickness,  it  must  be  well  settled  in  place  by  ramming  ' 
sufficiently  to  flush  the  mortar  with  the  surface.  When  a  fresh 
layer  is  put  on  one  that  has  partially  set,  the  entire  surface 
must  be  previously  made  thoroughly  wet. 

Nonebut  the  best  quality  of  whole,  sound,  per¬ 
fect  shaped  bricks,  burned  hard  entirely  through,  shall  be'used^ 
Theybare  to  be  culled  when  delivered  on  the  ground  and  all  bats 
and  imperfect  bricks  must  be  removed. 

mr_All  bricks  are  to  be  thoroughly  wet  by  immersion  immediately 
before  laying.  Every  brick  is  to  be  laid  in  a  full  and  close 
joint  of  cement  mortar  (  as  previously  described  in  paragraphs  III 
to  IX)  on  its  bed,  ends  and  sides  at  one  operation,  and  the  mottaij. 
is  not  to  be  slushed  in  afterward* 


XVII. The  brick  work  in  all  cases  must  be  wall  and  thoroughly  bonded 
XVIII.  STONE  MASONRY.  If  deemed  desirable  stone  nay  be  used  in¬ 
stead  of  brick*  All  stones  must  be  of  good  quality,  hard,  clear 
and  free  from  seams  and  imperfections,  of  good  bed  and  build,  and 
of  such  general  sizes  as  may  be  proper  for  the  size  of  the  work* 
XjX*  All  stones  must  be  laid  on  their  natural  beds,  and  thoroughly 
bedded  in  cement  mortar  (  see  paragraphs  III  to  IX.  ) 

All  joints  are  to  be  thoroughly  primed  and  wedged  and  the 
courses  well  bonded.  The  joints  must  be  entirely  filled  with 
mortar. 

JEXI^The  brick  or  stene  work  must  be  neatly  pointed  up  and  finished 
above  the  floor  line,  the  floor  must'  be  neatly  fitted  and  finished 
up  to  the  foundation. 

XXII.  WASHERS.  Use  heavy  cast  iron  Washers  not  less  than  9  inches 
square,  having  a  socketbfor  the  bolt  head  to  prevent  the  bolt  from 
turning* 

XXIII.  BOLTS.  Of  diameter  and  length  as  shown  on  plan  and  made 
of  good  quality  wrought  iron,  free  from  flaws,  heads  well  formed, 
and  upset  to  full  size;  top  ends  threaded  full  and  hexagon  nuts  " 
carefully  fitted. 

XXIV. The  bolts  must  be  carefully  placed  sseccfEding:  to  template,  and 
must  be  surrounded  with  an  iron  tube  giving  at  least  1-2  inch  play 
all  around,  or  otherwise  the  brick  work  must  be  built  free  from  the 
bolts  so  as  to  allow  1-2  inch  space  on  all  sides  for  accurate  ad¬ 
justment  of  bolts  to  enging  bed  plate.  These  holes  around  bolts  :sii 
should  be  filled  with  cement  after  engine  is  placed* 

XXV*  FOUNDATION  CAPPING,  may  be  of  stone  or  cast  iron  as  selected; 
it  must  be  thoroughly  bedded  in  cement  mortar  and  leveled  true* 


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SPECIFICATIONS 
— or . — 

Machinery  foundations  for  Thomas  A.  Edison's  Laboratory, 
Orange,  N.  .T.,  according  to  plans  and  under  the  super  in  - 
tendence  of 

Joseph  H.  Taft,  Architect, 

146  Broadway,  New  York. 


S  X  C  A  VAT  IONS 


Are  to  be  made  to  a  depth  below  the  floor  line  or 
surface  of  i^he  ground^  as  shown  on  the  planner  to  such 
greater  dopt^i  as  in  the  opinion  of  the. superintendent  of 
the  work  may  Ibe  necessary  to  insure  a  good  foundation. 

Tho  excavation  inust\in  elude  the  re-fiilling  of  any 
of  tho  excavated  material  aismind  the  finishei  work,  and 
the  removal  from  the  .premises',  or  other  satisfactory  dis¬ 
posal  of  all  excavated  or  refud<o  material  that  may  accumu- 


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All  mortar  is  to  be  composed  of  clean  sharp  sand 
and  fresh  hydraulic  cement  of  an  approved  quality,  and 
mixed  in  the  proportion  of  two  parts  of  sand  and  one  part 
of  cement.  A  proportion  of  "Portland"  cement  is  to  be 
added  when  required  by  the  superintendent. 


The  above  proportions  are  to  b e  made  by  measurement 
and  not  by  estimation. 


2 


The  mortar  must  be  mixed  in  a  box  or  on  a  floor  and 
in  no  ease  on  the  ground. 

The  ingredients  must  be  thoroughly  mixed  in  a  dry 
state,  and  the  proper  amount  of  water  added  afterwards. 

No  greater  quantity  of  mortar  is  to  be  prepared  than 
is  required  for  immediate  use. 

Any  excess  that  has  been  standing  over  two  hours 
shall  not  be  re-tempered  or  used  in  any  way. 

Dry  cement  not  required  for  immediate  use  must  be 
protected  fran  the  weather,  and  must  not  be  laid  on  the 
ground. 

Lime  mortar  shall  not  be  used  for  any  part  of  the 

work. 

concrete. 

The  bed  of  the  foundation  must  be  made  of  concrete, 
which  must  be  formed  of  hard,'  durable  stone,  (to  be  ap  - 
proved  by  the  superintendent )  broken  into  angular  fragments 
of  a  uniform  size,  such  as  will  pass  through  a  #2  inch 
ring.  All  stones  too  large  for  this  test  must  be  re  - 
jected.  The  stone  must  be  free  from  dust  and  dirt. 

All  concrete  is  to  be  composed  of  one  part  of  mortar 
(made  as  described  above)  and  two  parts  clean  stone;  the 
stone  and  mortar  are  to  be  measured  (not  estimated)  in  the 
given  proportions,  and  mixed  on  a  floor  or  box  (not  on 
the  ground ) . 

The  proper  quantity  of  stone  shall  be  spread  in  a 
layer  not  over  six  inches  deep  and  sprinkled  with  water  so 


a 

as  to  wet  the  su-faces  of  all.  the  stones.  The  proper 
quantity  of  freshly  made  mortar  is  to  be  spread  on  the 
stones,  and  the  whole  thoroughly  mixed  until  every  stone 
is  coated  with  mortar;  concrete  must  not  be  mixed  in 
larger  quantities  than  required  for  immediate  use. 

Concrete  must  be  deposited  in  layers  not  exceeding 
nine  inches  in  thickness,  it  must  be  well  settled  in  place 
by  ramming  sufficiently  to  flush  the  mortar  with  the  sur¬ 
face.  When  a  fresh  layer  is  put  on  one  that  has  partially 
set,  the  entire  surface  must  be  previously  made  thoroughly 
:•  wet. 

I  C  K  W  0  R  K. 

None  but  the  best  quality  of  whole,  sound,  perfect 
shaped  bricks,  burned  hard  entirely  through,  shall  be  used. 
They  are  to  be  c tiled  when  delivered  on  the  ground  and  all 
bats  and  imperfect  bricks  must  be  removed. 

All  bricks  are  to  be  thoroughly  v^et  by  immersion 
immediately  before  laying.  Every  brick  is  to  be  laid 
in  a  full  and  close  joint  of  cement  mortar  (as  previously 
described)  on  its  bed,  ends  and  sides  at  one  operation, 
and  the  mortar  is  not  to  be  slushed  in  afterward. 

The  brick  work  in  all  cases  must  be  well  and 
thoroughly  bonded. 

OWE  MASONRY. 

If  deemed  desirable  stone  may  be  used  instead  of 
brick  for  filling  in  the  foundations.  All  stones  must  be 


of  good  quality,  hard,  clear,  . 'and  free  from  seams  and  im¬ 


perfections,  of  good  bed  and  build,  and  of  such  general 
sizes  as  may  be  proper  for  the  size  of  the  work.  All 
flushed  up  solid  with  cement  in  each  course. 

The  brio 3:  or  stone  work  must  be  neatly  pointed  up 
and  finished  above  the  floor  line,  and  the  floor  must  be 
neatly  fitted  and  finished  up  to  the  foundation. 


1.  ROW _ W013  K. 

y  WASHERS .  Use  heavy  cast  iron  wasliers  not  less 

^j^than  9  inches  square,  having  a  socket  for  the  bolt  head  to 
prevent  the  bolt  from  turning. 


vs? 


in 


Of  diameter  and  length  as  shown  on  plan  and  made 
good  quality  wrought  iron,  free  from  flaws,  heads  well 
f^rjjic^ ,  ' and  upset  to  full  size;  top  ends  threaded  full 
^  and  hexagon  nuts  carefully  fitted. 

The  bolts  must  be  carefully  placed  according  to 
template,  and  must  be  surrounded  with  an  iron  tube  giving 
at  least  12  inch  play  all  around,  or  otherwise  the  brick 
work  must  be  built  free  from  the  bolts  so  as  to  allow  1S 
inch  space  on  all  sides  for  accurate  adjustment  of  bolts 
to  ergine  bed  plate.  These  holes  around  bolts  should  be 
filled  with  cement  after  engine  is  placed. 


FOUNDATION  CAPPING 

Hay  be  of  stone  as  marked  on  drawings  and  must  be 


thoroughly  bedded  in  cement  mortar  and  levelled  true. 

The  foundations  for  galvanometer  building  to  be 
laid  up  in  common  rubble  work  with  lime  and  cement  mortar. 
The  shell  to  be  of  brick  where  exposed  above  floor  line. 
All  to  be  capped  with  2"  blue  stone  rubbed,  or  2"  slate; 
that  for  the  small  foundations  in  one  piece;  for  the 
large  foundations  in  as  large  pieces  as  possible. 


CHAKAOTJ-IIi  OP  V/OIBC  AHD  HATEHIAL. 

All  the  worlc  described  in  tlioso  specifications  or 
shown  on  the  drawings,  and  all  work  dopondont  upon  or 
necossary  to  tho  cciaploto  finish  of  tho  rorl;  so  doseribod 
or  shovm ,  is  to  be  exooutod  in  tho  most  workmanlike  manner 
and  of  tho  materials  beet  adapted  to  the  purpose  when  ouch 
labor  or  material  is  not  specially  mentioned. 


The  contractor  is  to  furnish  all  transportation, 
materials,  apparatus,  scaffolding  and  utensils  needful  for 
the  duo  performance  of  tho  several  works . 


t!/^'  111  ®  ooitt^aotor  is  to  correctly 
and  the  personal  and  constant  attentf 


y  out  the  work, 
to  tho  work  by  tho 


contractor  or 
guaranteed. 


his  appointed  foreman  .is  here 


stipulated  anr 


||  a 

All'  li  li  A  T  I  0  31  a,  etc. 

l'lio  Ovmor  or  Architect  or  any  Agent  that  tlioy  may 
appoint  shall  have  free  access  at  all  times  to  the  build¬ 
ings  and  to  the  shops  of  the  contractor  to  view  the  prep¬ 
arations  of  the  work  in  its  various  stages,  and  shall  bo 
at  liberty  to  order  any  alterations  of  any  hind,  giving 
thoir  order  in  writing,  and  the  valuo  of  all  such  altera¬ 
tions,  additions  or  omissions,  shall  bo  agreed  upon  in 
writing  between  the  said  ovmor  or  architect  and  the  con¬ 
tractor  before  going  into  execution ,  or  no  allowance  will 
•  be  made  for  the  alterations  by  either  party. 

VAHIA'f  IOilS  ,  IMPROPER  TOBK,  ot C . 

All  the  ’.vork  shown  on  the  drawings,  the  dimensions 
of  which  are  not  given,  aro  to  be  executed  according  to 
the  scale  to  which  the  drawings  are  made,  but  figured  di¬ 
mensions  arc  in  all  cases  to  govern  though  -choy  differ 
from  scale  measurements. 

If  the  contractor  shall  vary  from  the  drawings  or 
specifications  in  form  or  quality,  of  any  work,  or  in  tie 
amount  or  value  of  the  material  tliorcin  used,  the  Architect 
sliall  be  at  liberty  ot  any  time,  before  or  after  tiio  com¬ 
pletion  of  the  work,  to  order  such  improper  work  to  be  re¬ 
moved,  ro-made  and  ro-placod,  and  all  work  disturbed  by  the 
alterations  made  good  at  the  contractor's  expense;  or  to 
receive  from  tho  contractor,  for  the  owner,  a  stun  of  money 
equivalent  to  the  difference  in  valuo  between  the  work 


i 


3 

fwformanee*  and  that  called  for  by  the  specifications  or 
shorn  in  the  drawings ;  it  being  optional  with  the  ovmev 
to  pursue  either  course. 

IT  E  01  K . 0  T. 

Should  the  contractor  at  any  time,  during  the 
progress  of  tho  wori:,  rofuoo  or  neglect  to  supply  a  suf¬ 
ficient  amount  of  material  or  wor  toon ,  the  own  or  shall 
have  pov/er  to  provide  material  and  workmen •  after  having 
given  throe  days'  notice  in  Writing  to  finish  tho  said 
work  and  the  expense  so  incurred  shall  bo  deducted  fran 
the  amount  of  tin  contract. 

DJl  li  A  G  Z. 

i’he  ovaior  shall  not  bo  ansv/erablo  or  accountable 
for  any  loss  or  damago  tliat  s'iiall  or  may  happen  to  said 
work  or  any  part  or  parts  thereof  respectively,  or  for  any 
of  the  materials  or  other  things  used  and  employed  in 
erecting  and  completing  the  sar.n  until  said  buildings  shall 
have  boon  accepted  by  him;  damago  by  fire  excepted. 

HATH. 

l'he  contractor  is  to  give  all  necessary  notices  and 
obtain  permits  for  c  anno e ting  with  Y/ater  main  and  pay  all 
fees  for  same.  Provido  and  pay  for  ail  Trator  used  in  the 


if  the  buildings 


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CARE  OP  glHISaSD  WORK. 

Particular  core  must  be  taken  by  tits  contractor  of 
all  finished  work ,  ec  the  building  progresses,  v/Wch  work 
:muot  bo  covered  up  and  thoroughly  protected  from  the 
weather  and  injury  or  dofacomont  during  the  erection  and 
completion  of  the  buildings. 

fho  carpenter  Will  make  all  patterns  and  will  pro¬ 
vide  and  set  contorc  for  all  arches;  no  arches  to  bo 
turned  v/i thout  centers. 

E  X  a  A:  V  A  '£  I  Q  IT  S. 

The  contractor  to  oxcuvuto  for  all  foundation  walls 
:  as  shorn  on  plans  and  sections.  The  trenches  to  be  cut 
to  a  uniform  width  as  figured  on  plans,  the  bottom  to  bo 
out  level  and  packed  hard  to  receive  concrete  footings. 

All  the  top  soil,  v/i  thin  the  building  linos ,  to¬ 
gether  with  the  earth  arising  from  the  excavations  to  bo 
deposited  on  the  ground  as  the  owner  may  direct,  or  to  be 
!  removed  from  the  premises  altogether. 

:j  MASON  v;  0  Rjc. 

COHOIRBffS  POOLINGS. 

i  The  concroto  for  footings  to  be  composed  of  two 

j  parts  Rooondale  ooment,  two  parts  clear  sharp  sand  and  four 
|  parts  broken  graniio.  No  piocos  largor  than  will  pass 
!  through  a  inch  ring  to  be  used.  She  concrete  and  sand  to 


bo  mixed  with  .just  enough  water  to  work  it,  then  to  bo 
.mixed  with  broken  stone  and  dumped  into  the  trenches,  to  bo 
remix* d  down  solid  until  the  water  comos  to  the  surface, 
and  then  levelled  off  smooth  for  the  brick  work. 

u  o  it  r  a  h. 

Cement  mortar  to  bo  used  aa  hereinafter  specified. 
Mix  in  Uic  proportion  of  one  pwt  cement  to  two  p  art  s  of 
sand. 


Lime  and  coiiunt  mortar.  Mix  in  the  proportion 
of  one  part  lime  to  one  of  cement  to  five  and  one  half  of 
sand,  all  dry. 


8  A  77  D. 


Sand  to  bo  good  course  sharp  grit  sand,  clear  of 
any  loam  or  clay,  to  bo  v/ell  screened  before  using. 


All  brick  used  in  the  rough  brick  work  to  be  the 
!  best  hard  burnt  Hew  Jersey  brick.  All  brick  to  be  well 
j|  wetted  before  laying  in  dry  warm  weather. 


All  the  walls  shorn  by  the  plans  to  be  of  briok 
must  be  built  in  accordance  therewith,  and  to  the  dimen¬ 
sions  shown  theroon,  to  bo  laid  up  in  cement  mortar  to  the 


6 


■top  of  gr aclo,  and  from  top  of  grade  to  plate  in  lime  and 
cement  mortar,  as  heretofore  specified,  with  close  flat 
■Struck  .-joints,  flushed  up  solid  every  oouroo  and  all  built 
level,  square,  plumb  and  true,  in  good  bond  with  a  row  of 
headers  ovory  sixth  oouvee  on  each  side.  .Ho  grouting  or 
filling  in  vfith  paste  will  bo  allowed.  Walls  to  be  car¬ 

ried  up  to  the  exact  height,  as  figured,  and  to  a  true 
line  from  one  end  to  the  other. 

Hie  mason  in  to  furnish  and  bvdld  in  plate  anclioro 
over;/  si::  foot,  anc'Jio  is  to  b  e  made  of  SC  round  iron  thread¬ 
ed  at  top  and  furnished  with  ::  3  inch  nut  and  ®8  x  8 
inch  washer,  and  at  bottom  to  bo  split  and  turned  out 
thus  ,JiL—  Anchors  to  esetend  down  tv?o  fee'o  into 

"the  wail. 

All  the  outside  brick  to  be  nicely  pointed  up  in 
;; cement  mortar  colored  red  to  mate]:,  the  brick  work.  All 
the  joints  in  the  inside  work  to  bo  neatly  pointed  up  after 
work  is  finished. 

Turn  relieving  arches  over  all  door  and  win  (tow 
op o ninga  qg  shorn  on  elevations,  and  over  the  largo  door 
oj) onings  place  two  d-  ::  10^3  iron  I  beams,  these  beams 
to  have  cast  filling  in  end  plates,  and  cast  bolt  heads 
as  shown  on  elevations.  Tho  boons  to  be  secured  at  ends 
with  14  x  1°  iron  anchors ,  to  bo  furnished  and  built  into 
the  wall  by  the  mason.  Anchors  to  be  about  S  feet  apart. 

Build  in  solidly,  bod  and  beck  point,  all  door  and 
window  frames  in  lime,  cement  and  hair  mortar.  Point  up 


7 

close  to  all  cilia,  copings,  projections  ate.,  and  after 
the  walls  arc  up  underpin  all  sills  with  cement  mortar.- 

PRO  IT;  T _ W  A  11, 

The  front  wall  of  the  galvanometer  building  .'And  the 
?  gateway  to  be  built  of  Sran&oa  front  brick  -  laid  up  in 
oloso  joints  with  colored  cement  mortar.  The  dentil 
course  shown  undos'  cornice  mouldings  to  bo  made  with  brick. 

V  ktiy £-?  igrnrttnt.'StfrfCt,  , 

The  base  and  oqp  to  pilastoro  to  bo  of  red  Tor.!', aJlc&iar 
■■  similes'  to  those  used  in  the  main  building.  Tho  lower 
|  frieze  moulding  to  bo  made  with  moulded  brick.  All  the 
brie):  work  both  outside  and  in  to  be  cleaned  off  at  the 
i  completion  of  the  buildings  and  the  mason  is  to  remove  all 
rubbish  and  dirt  arising  from  the  execution  of  his  work. 

S  T  O  H  E  \7  0  K  It. 

The  contractor  to  furnish  and  sot  tho  following 
j:  blue  stone. 

Window  sills,  5"  x  S",  fine  axed  blue  stone,  to 
;!  extend  4  inches  in  wall  each  side  of  window,  to  bn  cut  with 
1S  inch  wash,  and  not  with  1  inch  projection  from  face  of 
wall .  Tho  door  sill  to  too  8  x  lti,  fine  axed  blue  stone, 
built  4  inchoc  into  wall  cacli  side  of  door,  and  to  hero 
:  solid  fine  axed  steps  outside  Gu  x  14"  as  shown  on  plan, 

||  -two  feet  longer  than  tho  door  side.  Tho  coping  of  parapet 
;j  wall  front  elovation  of  Galvanometer  building  to  be  of 
ji  blue  stone  fine  axod  4“  x  10". 


8 


!  O  K  E  '£  E  J  i,  0  0  S, 

'-‘-Ixo  floor  of  the  Chemical  Laboratory  to  be  lo veiled 
off  wi tii  email  broken  ctone  and  sand,  at  leant  4  inches 
tide];,  settled  with  water  and  well  rammed;  when  dry  to  be 
covered  with  c one rote  3  inches,  composed  of  one  part 
•rosendalo  co»m  to  two  parts  of  sand,  woll  mixed  tog  ether, 
and  thon  mixed  with  an  equal  quantity  of  flood  cloan  gravel 
or  small  broken  stone  or  briok,  vre  11  rasanod  when  laid  and 
graded  off  to  drains  as  indicated  on  drawings;  wlion  dry 
finished  with  a  top  coating  of  the  best  asphalt  mixed  with 
cement,  so  as  to  represent  blic  stone  when  dry.  Furnish 
;and  set  two  3  inch  S  traps  of  iron,  and  continue  drain 
;to  outsido  of  foundation  with  8  inch  .iron  pipe,  joints  to 
be  packed  with  oakum  and  molten  lead.  Famish  and  sot  two 
6  inch  strainers  over  the  traps  in  the  concrete  floor  as 
•indicated  on  drawings. 

C  K  F  Ii  0  0  1;. 

Wie  floor  of  tljc  lictallurgical  building  to  bo 
leveled  off  and  covered  with  about  4  indies  of  sand  - 
: packod  Iiard  -  then  lay  f loo ring  of  best  herd  burned  brick 
|! laid  on  odge  in  salt,  herring  bone  pattern,  all  to  be 
i; settled  down  solid  and  level. 

'Xhc  foundations  for  tlie  Galvanometers  to  bo  provided 
for  hereafter. 


Mio  tern  gate 


I  mason  ’to  build  the  M: 


Mm,  and  directed  by  the  Architect. 


•the  o  vsier ,  -the 
u1  niched  t  o 


t 


I  10 

I  0  A  II  ?  V  H  'J  ]?■  «  XI  0  R  K. 

I  ^  *<k- 

2-LJL*JUb  ^  »* 

Hie  timber  whoro  not  otliorvd.se  specified  to  bo  of 
j  spruce,  sawn  square,  well  soasonod,  free  from  sap,  shakos 
|  and  other  imperfections  impairing  its  durability  and 
strength,  and  all  to  bo  of  full  sizes  as  specified. 

All  beams,  trimnero  and  headers,  roof  trussoa , 
rafters,  otc. ,  must  all  bo  prepared  and  framed  according 
to  the  framing  plans,  suctions  and  dotails. 

The  floor  beams  for  the  carpenter  shop,  chemical 
storage  and  galvanometer  building  to  be  3  x  10  spruce, 
trimmers  and  headers  to  bo  4  x  10.  Center  foundation 
wall  supporting  beams  to  havo  a  2  x  10  plate  of  hard- pine 
laid  with  two  thicknesses  of  tarred  paper  botwoon  wall 
j  and  plato.' 

The  beams  all  to  be  cut,  framed,  and  sized  to  an 
equal  width  and  set  in  place  in  tho  best  manner,  and  fully 
and  stiffly  spiked  to  anchors  at  end.'  All  blocking  up 
to  make  beams  levol  to  bo  done  with  best  slate  in  solid 

I  blocks  not  over  one  inch  thick.  Ho  wood  blocking  will  bo 
allowed. 

0  R  0  S-  S  -  B  R  I  D  0  I  II  Ct.- 

II  Cross  bridge  all  floor  beams  every  six  feet  between 

boarings  with  3x3  inch  stuff  properly  cut  in  botwoon 


I  11 

I 

ji  beams  soon  at;  tlmy  arc  leveled  and  secured,  and  nail  at 
Ijoach  end  with  two  10^  nails. 

WOOD  L  I  ii  I  B  L  5. 

I  .  Furnish  and  set  all  necessary  wooden  lintels  and 
arc  lies  for  tho  mason.  All  winds  y/b  and  small  doors  that  - 
have  segment  arches  to  have  solid  wood  lintel  to  turn  arch 

on.  These  lintels  to  be  loft  in  place  to  form  window . 

head  and  are  to  bo  dressed  outside  and  inside.  Slio  full 
j!  arch  windows  to  have  proper  vrood  arches  made  for  the  reason 

I  to  turn  b licit  arches.  Wood  ar dies  not  to  be  struck  until 

j| 

|  the  brick-  work  is  complotcd. 

II 

■  | 

f  E  II  Sj  5  E  E  AHD  ii  A  I'1  T  E  R  S. 

Tho  trussos  to  bo  made  as  shorn  on  scale  drawing, 

!  O  9  rafter,  3  x  10  ridge,  3  ;<  li.i  plate,  tios,  struts  and 
!  braces  to  bo  1  x  S.  All  to  be  framed,  spiked  and  bolted 
j  together  as  shown  on  detail  of  truss.  Baft  or  s  to  be  set 
j  30  inchos  on  centers  and  trass  to  be  five  foot  on  centers. 

|  The  plates  to  be  bedded  in  cement  mortar  and  anchored  dorm 
j  on  tile  vrall  with  anchor  bcCLts  as  built  in  by  the  mason. 

E0;0i  B0AB11S,  ■ 

The  roofs  to  be  planked  with  good  quality  milled 
T.  &  G.  white  pine  ^3  sc  6" ,  laid  in  courses,  joints  broken 
I  an  dwell  nailod  through  face  to  each  rafter.  Tho  dressed 
side  of  boards  to  be  put  dovrn,  and  all  bad  knots  and  sap  to 


jjbo  cut  out. 

:!  Provide  and  fix  all  rough  carpentry  necessary  as-  ve- 

|  quire  d  for  all  cornices,  gutters,  etc.,  the  gutters  to  ho 
(graded  on  the  inside  so  as  to  throw  the  water  to  points 
indicated  for  location  of  leader  pipes.  Put  up  cornices 
| as  per  detail  drawings ,  all  made  of  Mo.  1  white  pine. 


HOP 


or  J71&' 


Covor  the  entiro  roof  with  Warren's  Anchor  Brand 
Asplie.lt  and  gravel  roofing.  Tho  floors  of  tho  carpen¬ 

ter  shop,  chemical  storage  and  galvanometer  building  to  be 
laid  with  Mo.  1,  3  x  4  'f.  &  0.  hard  pine  flooring,  forced 
together  tightly  when  laid  and  blind  nailed  to  every  beam 
with,  13d  spikes. 


Tho  coiling  of  the  galvanometer  building  to  bo' 
coiled  with  Mo.  1  white  pine  ceiling,  ^8  x  3^2  T.  &  G.  and 
beaded,  forced  together  tightly  and  blind  nailed,  and  to 
bo  f  ini  shed  at  -angle  with  wall  with  1^-4  inch  quarter  round 
or  cove  moulding. 


W  I  N  Jji  0  W  FRAME  8. 

Tho  v/indow  frames  to  be  the  usual  box  frames  for 
double  hanging  sash.  r/8  pulley  styles  of  hard  pine,  ^8 
inside  and  outside  casings  of  white  pine,  ^S"  back  lining 


if  : 

IS 

•to  box,  12"  parting  strips  of  yellow  pine,  l^a  inch  sill  of 
white  pine.  Furnished  with  heavy  non-rusting  jap an nod 
pulleys  with  stool  axles.  'flio  frames  for  the  galvanometer 
building  to  bo  prepared  with  hanging  stylos  for  outeiclo 
•shutters. 


|  All  sash  to  bo  1^4 “  thick  with.  gP-8  inch  side  rails, 

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I  well  framed  and  wedged  together,  wedges  glued,  moulded  and 
|  paneled  as  per  detail  drawings.  '1’iie  sash  part  to  be  glaz- 
|  ed  same  as  other  sash.  • 

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|  hinge 8  to  each  door,  secured  with  5"  #166  Schoolhouse  loch 
|  bronzed  iron  knobs.  Sliding  doors  to  be  lmng  on  #1  lano's 
I  Barn-door  hanger  on  steel  track,  1  with  #292  barn  door 
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#1684?- 2. 

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1887.  West  Orange  Laboratoiy  -  Suppliers  -  General  (D-87-S6) 

This  folder  contains  correspondence,  agreements,  and  other  documents 
relating  to  the  equipping  of  Edison’s  West  Orange  laboratory.  Most  of  the 
letters  are  addressed  to  Charles  Batchelor,  who  oversaw  the  construction  and 
furnishing  of  the  laboratory.  There  is  correspondence  from  Armington  &  Sims, 
J.  H.  Bunnell  &  Co.,  James  W.  Queen  &  Co.,  and  other  suppliers.  Also 
included  are  specifications  from  Babcock  &  Wilcox  for  boilers  and  letters  from 
the  Holyoke  Machine  Co.  and  Otis  Brothers  &  Co.  regarding  the  installation 
of  the  elevator. 

Approximately  40  percent  of  the  documents  have  been  filmed.  The 
following  categories  of  documents  have  not  been  filmed:  routine 
correspondence  relating  to  requests  for  catalogs  and  prices;  duplicate  copies 
of  selected  documents. 


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Mr  T.  A.  Edison, 

Dear  Sir;- 

We  have  en  tered  your  order,  through  Messrs 
Livor  and  Gilliland,  for  the  following  tools,  namely; 

One  li5-20in  x  Oft  Bridgeport  Lathe,  with  taper  attachment, 


and  compound  rest  -  -  _  — - - $475.00 

One  Brown  k  Sharpe  Mo  1  Universal  Milling  Machine  —  -$550.00 

One  set  of  Tools,  - - -  - - - - - - - 43,00 

One  Min  Bridgeport  Hand  Lathe  - _ $125.00 

Slide  Rest  will  be  fitted  to  same  at  reasonable  price. 

One  11 in  x  4ft  Spencer  Hand  Lathe,  with  Slide  Rest  _  $100.00 

One  Slate  Sensitive  Drill  __  —  _  - - - - $  05.00 

One  Hewes  &  Phillips  12in  Shaper,  with,  circular  attachment 

price  -  - - - - - - $500.00 


The  prices  on  t  eso  tools  are  f.o.b.  at  Factory,  and  we  will 
obtain  the  best  possible  rates  of  freight,  and  make  shipment,  of 
the  entire  lot  Monday,  and  Tuesday  of  next  week. 

k  Vf  s 

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Yours  truly 


C.  H.  BROWN  &  CO., 

MANUFACTURERS  OF 

THE “BROWN” 

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with  the  exception  of  Foundation  Drawings,  which  we  will  furnish. 

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.Dear  Sir:--' 

Answering  your  favor  of  thi  2ist  inst.:,  would  say  that  our  enamel 
ifuses  at  about  ,1800  to.  2000  degrees  of  heat.  We  are  therefore  unable  to  enamel 
dn  .brass  or  copper;  it  can  only  be  applied  to  sheet  iron.  The  enamel  can  be 
put  on  thick. or  thin.  Just  as  desired. 

Kindly  give  us  a  description  of  what  it  is  that  you  wish  enameled,  and.we 
will  advise  you  whether  we  can  undertake- the  work,  and  about  what  the  probably 
cost.will.be. 


Yours  respectfully. 


Lalance  &  GrosJear^M'f'g.  Co. 

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ENGINE  LATHES 
BENCH  LATHES, 


Inside  Grinding, 
Outride  Grinding, 
Index  Milling. 


UIE  DWIGHT ;  bLATE  MACHINE  Go., 

Manufacturers  of  Machtnery  and  Tools. 

-*1-  :  ’~^vn-yv,.Ju  TIB  1 3  *  87 . 

Manning  Maxwell-  &  Moore 

III  Liberty  St.  N.y. 

Gentlemen,  'your  order  No.  98  S.  at 
hand  for  one  No.  3  Universal  Engine 
| Lathe  48 *  bed.  Vie  expect  't'o'  shi‘p  same  the  last  of 
this  week.,  if  during  the'  mean'  tftuie  you  edn  ascer¬ 
tain  the  style  of  .countershaft  desired  it  can  goatd 


Worm-Wheel  Index. 
SENSITIVE  DRILLS: 


OOSIBIItATION  GRINDERS 


CENTRE  GRINDERS. 
MILLING  MACHINES. 


SCREW  SLOTTERS. 
MARKING  MACHINES. 
CUTTING-OFF  TOOLS. 
SPECIAL  MACHINERY. 


the  •  scone,  t  ime.  .  If  the.  buyer  expects  now  or  at  any  -, 
future  time -to.  use  the  lathe  .  and  the  various  at¬ 
tachments  that  are  made  to-, go  with  it,  especially 
the  outsi.de.  and, inside  grinders,  they  will  need  a 
four,  speed  counter  as  listed. at  $38.  This  counter 
gives  a  slow  speed  for  screw  'cutting,  a  reverse ,  a 
fast' speed  for  pol  tshing ,  provision  for  running  th 
the  grinding. .drum,  K)and.jtll..are  controlled  by  a  set 
of  four  foot  treadles  under  the  bnxthh.  If  only  sem 
•screw,  cutting  is  to  be  done  a  two  speed  counter  ar¬ 
ranged  to  reverse  is  sufficient.  This  two  speed 
counter  is  worked  by  treadl es ,  same  as  the  4  speed. 

I  i-s  t  'on  same  18. 

Prom-a  cut  of  the  bench  lathe  enclosed  you  will 
see  the  general  arrangement  of  the  drum  for  grtndig. 
the  4  speed  counter,  and  to  drive  this  counter  if 


there  is  not  already  a  counter  over  the  bech  or  the 
place  where  it  is  proposed  to  set  the  lathe  there 
will  have  to  be  one  placed  there.  This  shaft  shoun 
run  250  turns .  per^  minute  and..pn  it  to  drive  the 
different  speeds  ,on\the'  counter  below  it  is  neces¬ 
sary  to  have  ff>ur pull  tes  of  vary  tngLs tz es  ,  which 
on  our  list,  are  termed  main  line  pullies,  and  list¬ 
ed  at  $s.  Will  furnish  these  any^  desired  bore  if 

the  parties,  furnish  this,  shaft  themselves. 

The  expense'  lO'Zil  ihiis  be'  "for  'the-  ■■best  -'&u  t'f  1 1 ,  and 

the  one  usually  fitfnlstied.  .  '.i  t 

One  four  speed''  counter  $22.  Two  doubl'ermdin  line 
pullies  $s  :  Four  “hard  wood  treadies  ' dtid 'tiling  es  $s. 
if  vie  'furnish  -thk  two  hang  ers  "and^pHt'^the  main  line 
pullies  oh  "a  shaf  t  add  $9 .  more .-  The  2  speedcounte 
will  reduce'  the 'expense'  '$4s- on  coitnt-er)  ',$£ .  on  main 
line  pulley $3.  on~ treadles'.  ■" 

If  preferred  in  place  of 'above  they  -can:  get  out  a 
12 •  face  pulley  for  the  tr-'i inle'-s  haf  t  and  we  will 
furnish  acount  er  wyi  th':‘  twbribo:s'er‘'and >"  one\  t  tght  pul¬ 
ley  and  a  conewith  shipper the-  -simple  .form  of 
lathe  counter  forSls .  ■  These  prides  -are-  l  is  t  same  a 
as  lathe  prices' .  ' 

-Yours  - Resp}  c.t\.  „ 

'  -  Dwight  Slate,-.. 


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Mr.  Thos.  A.  Kdison, 

Orange,  New  Je/sey. 
Dear  Sir: 


Our  Mr.  Richardson  mentionedto  the  writer  that  you  were 
looking  round  for  a  complete  microscope,  and  we  regret  tint  we  had 
not  learned  this,  at  the  time  you  were  in  our  store,’  or  we  would 
have  taken  pleasure  in  showing  you  one  of  the  new-model  Crouch  Arg-e. 
Best  Microscopes  “ 

We  would  now  like  to  call  your  attention  to  these  inst£r«- 
msnts^nd  to  that  end  have  sent  you  a  catalogue,  which  described  a 
late  model (but  is  not  the  latest  -the  one  we  refer  to,  being  very 
much  increased  in  size,  and  materially  modified  in  design.) 

The  fine  adjustment  is  now  placed  in  a  very  convenient 
position,  being  placed  on  the  right  hand  side  of  the’ bar,  and  act¬ 
ing  by  means  of  a  conical  pointed  steel  screw,  and  a  dove  tailed 
slide  which  runs  the  entire  length  of  the  arm.  The  sub-stage, 
aszaifjsxihaxnsvaixiotg  is  mounted  in  an  improved  manner  a!so;-it  may 
be  swung  aside,  and  replaced  instantly  for  the  insertion  of  acces¬ 
sories  etc.,  The  revcolving  staae  fas  also  the  substage)  may  be 
rotated  by  means  of  a  rack  and  pinion  motion,  and  this  motion  can 
be  instantly  thrown  out  of  gear,  if  a  quicker  rotation  (by  hand)i^*C 


We  should  be  very  glad  to  send  you  an  estimate  for  this  %.ur^f 
£»ttire  outfit,  or,  if  you  prefer,  you-  could  make  us  out  a  list  of  wht 
you  think  you  will  require;  if  however,  you  should  wishes  suggest 
we  have  a  list  of  the  sort,  which  wgwill  send  you  immediately  on 
receipt  of  advice  to  tharieffect,  from  you.  Our  new  catalogue 
will  be  ready  in  about  10  days,  an  d  we  shall  take  pleasure  i)1  for¬ 
warding  a  copy  of  it  to  you. 

We  would  here  call  your  particular  attention  to  the  new 
apochromatic  objectives  as  made  by  Dr(.  y.eiss,  frm  prof.  Abbe's 
formulae.  This  objective  is  creating  quite  a  stir  ir>  +>e  micros 
have  a  large  number  of  orders  already  in  the 

be  pleased  to  add  youre  to  the  num  , 

given  of  theae_  ! 

to-day.  -  - vauaiogue  which  we  se  rid  you 


copic  world,  and  \ 
hands  of  Dr.  Zeiss;  we  should 
ber.  We  would  t&A  you  to  note  the  des 
apochromatic  objectives  in  the  opecial  c 


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924  Chestnut  Street, 


IDAUBRO  and  imporobrg  op  PHILADELPHIA,  PA.,  U.  S.  A. 

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[ENCLOSURE] 

Special  Tenns  for  Importation  of  Goods  for  T.A.Edison  from  England, 
p,ermany  and  Switzerland. 

Mr .Edison  agrees  to  pay  for  apparatus  imported  to  his  order, the 
net,  cost  of  apparatus  at  the  maker's  or  dealers  in  Europe, plus  10* 
on  said  cost*.  Also  all  actual  expenses  of  bringing  such  apparatus 
from  maker's  to  Philadelphia,  including  freight,  fees,  insurance 
duties,  etc.  Also  to  pay  interest  at  the  rate  of  6*  per  annum 
on  cost  from  date  of  foreign  invoices,  and  on  charges,  duty  etc. 
from  date  of  bills  on  this  sidej  Also  to  pay  freight  from  Phila¬ 
delphia  to  Orange  or  other  place  of  shipment  designated  by  Hr.Ed- 
ison,  and  to  take  all  risks  of  damage  or  breakage. 

Bills  to  be  paid  in  HO  days. 

Mr  .Edison  to  have  the  benefit  of  all  discounts  made  by  foreign 
makers  or  dealers  and  no  percentage  to  be  added  lb  freight  charges 
insurance  etc.  or  duty. 

Goods  Imported  from  Prance. 

The  same  rates  md  charges  to  apply  in  this  case  as  in  the  above, 
except  that  l.ff*  on  cost  to  be  charged  instead  of  10*. 


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W,  C.  CLARKE,  Man*mb, 

Gilbert  &  Barker -Manufacturing  Co,/"'0"" 

Springfield'Gas  Machine, 

And  “PURE  SPIRITS1'  GASOLENE  FOR  GAS  MACHINES, 

75  MAIDEN  LANE, 

cyfrcvv  August  13,  1887. 

Mr.  Thomas  A.  Edison, 

Harrison,  N.  j. 

Dear  Sir;  - 

We  send  you  duplicate  copies  of  proposal  for  gas  appara¬ 
tus,  as  talked  of  yesterday. 

You  will  please  write  your  acceptance,  and  return  one 
of  the  copies  to  us.  I  will  go  out  to  your  place  early  some  morn¬ 
ing,  about  the  first  of  Sept.,  when  we  can  locate  the  plant,  after 
which  you  will  not  need  give  any  further  attention  to  the  out-side 
work. 


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Re speetfully. 


Important  to  Gasolene  Consumers. 


Unusual  care  is  . required  in.  .purchasing .  gasolene,  to  secure  goods  of  standard 
quality.  ..  ‘  ;  ■  ;* 

^Our  large  experience  as  gas  machine  builders'enabks  'us’ to ‘judge  of  their  requircr 
ments,  and.  as  a  result,  our  "PURE  SPIRITS"  Gasolene  is  giving  universal 
satisfaction,  and  the  demand  is  rapidly  increasing.  Every  barrel  is  specially  prepared 
for  our  own  use,  and  we  guarantee  its  quality. 

We  deliver  at  any  shipping  point  in  New  York  City  without  charge  for  cartage. 
Our  prices  arc  as  low  as  those  of  any  responsible  house  in  -our  line  and  include 
the  barrels.  Full  market  price  allowed  for  empty  barrels  returned. 

£ - Consumers  should  bear  in  mind  '  that  unlike  mere  oil  men  our  interest  is  not 

limited  by  the  trifling  profit  on  these  goods,  but  embraces  the  successful  operation  of 
our  numerous  . niachines— a  jiiattcr, of  far.  greater .  concerji..  f,lU  . 

Parties  buying  our  "PURE  SPIRITS"  have  a  prior  right  to  our  mechanical 
skill  and  adviceVand  very  pfopeVly ‘expect”  us  to  serve  their 'interest  aiVtlie  more 
thoroughly  and  cheerfully,  and ,  we  'aVe  quite  sensible  .of-'  the  'obligation.'  V 

GILBERT  &  BARKER  M’F'G  CO., 

Proprietors  Springfield  Gas  Machine, 

New  YoRK’r-'Au^ust  i,  iS87. ;  ^  '■  '  •  ^'7s  Maiden' Lane.”1” 


J.  Hie  Iinmii  &  Qo., 

Telegraph,  and  Telephone  Supplies, 

Instruments,  Batteries,  Insulated  Wires  and  Line  Equipment, 

106  &  108  Liberty  Street,  F.  O-  Box  1286. 


©few  ty/o-td, . Aug,  15  th, . . Sff  7 


Mr.  T.  A.  Edison, 


6,  Quad  Polar  Relays, 
ljMilliken -Hicks  Repeaters,  per  set. 

12  Peg  Pole  Changers, 

4,6  line  Spring  Jaek,  per  line, 

We dges  and  Cords,  depends  on  the  length,  We 
prioe  on  6  ft. 

1, ChemiGal  Recorder,  lA 


.  We  will 

furnish  you  with 

at  $10.50  each. 

Cs  a  ^rd 

47.50 

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1.60  * 

1.75 

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14.00 


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6.75  each 

2  ert> 

3.  00  ? . 

.15  "  net. 

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.60 

.30. 


2, Crescent  Presses, 

1, Eureka  Copying  Press, 

6 ,Books, Manifold  ,3  white  U  3  yellow, 10  x  15. 

1, Agate  Stylus,  large  size  0, 

1, Enameled; Tin,  10  ,x  15, 

We  would  also  be  pleased  to  receive  a  list  of  the  articles  y^ 
require,  a.s  we  are  satisfied  that,  we  can  give  you  better  ■  goods  and 
fairer  prices  than  other  manufacturers.  We  hope  to  be  favored  with 
your  order. 

Yours  truly, 


7- 


Gilbert  &  Barker  Manufacturing  Co., 

Springfield"  Gas  Machine. 

And  “pure  SPIRITS"  Gasolene  for  Gas  Machines, 

76  MAIDEN  LANE, 


afou,  (fa/, 


August  13,  1887. 


Mr.  Thomas  A.  Edison, 

Harrison,  N.  J. 
bear  Sir;- 

We  submit  tfje  following  proposal  for  supplying  a,  gas  gen¬ 
erator  for  the  generation  of  fuel  gas  at  your  laboratory,  near  0- 
range,  N.  Ji 

We  will  deliver  said  generator  at  your  nearest  R.  R.  sta¬ 
tion  for  the  sum  of  nine  hundred  dollars  ($900). 

We  will  furnish  the  pipe  and  fittings  for  setting,  the 
same  at  10  percent  in  advanbe  of  cost  to  us,  and  an  experienced  man 
at  $4  per  day  and  expenses,  the  latter  not  to  exceed  $10  per  weak. 


PHILADELPHIA. 

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PITTSBURGH, 

NEWORLEANS.  ’ 
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LONDON,  ENG, 

MANCHESTER, ENG, 
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PARIS.  FRANCE,' 

Havana’ cuba,  ^ 

SYDNEY,  N.S.W. 


„  New  York,  Aug.  10,  1887. 

T.  A.  Edison,  Esq.., 

c-°  Edison  Lamp  Co..,  East  Newark,  N.  J. 

Dear  sir:--' 

If  you  will  kindly  have  your  Mr.  Batcheller  inform  us  what 
day  this  week  he  would  l  ike  to  have  .us  call  at  the  Lamp  Works,  and  also 
state  the  amount  of  .power  that  be  requires,  a  representative  from  this 
office  will  call  with  specifications,  &c. 


Yours  truly, 

THE  BABCOCK  A, WILCOX  CO. 


ELEG'I'^IC^L  tfEptf  itfgtffcl/jSEjWp, 

Sole  Agents  for  TH.  &  H.  DUBOSCQ,  VERDIN,  CROUCH,  EDELMANN,  SOCIETE'  GENEVOISE,  HARTMANN  &  BRAUN, 


DEPARTMENT  No.  4,  /  d  d  d 

Physios  and  Chemistny.  . Ukrr. . /....  6 . /(f(f 


Mr.  Thomas  A.  Edison, 

0A. 

Llewellyn  Park.^N.J. 

Dear  Sir,- 

A  few  days  ago  Mrs.  Edison  left  at  our  office  specifica¬ 
tions  for  hard  and  soft  rubber  goods  upon  which  she  adrised  us  you 
wished  prices.  We  are  very  much  obliged  to  you  for  giving  us  the 
opportunity  of  submitting  a  bid  and  trust  that  you  will  find  our 
quotations  satisfactory.  We  return  the  specifications  herewith. 

In  the  case  of  some  of  the  articles  we  cannot  determine  exactly 
what  is  required.  we  have  therefore  decided  to  send  samples  so 
that  you  can  make  a  selection.  we  call  your  attention  to  them  in 
detail  as  follows. 

Item  #1  page  1.  The  price  of  elastic  sheet  depends  upon 
quality.  We  cannot  run  it  as  thin  as  5/1000.  When  it  is  run 
10/1000  and  20/1000  we  call  it  rubber  dam  and  send  sample  marked 
#0.  The  price  is  $2.00  per  lb.  we  will  furnish  1/S,  1/16  & 

1/S2  like  the  sample  marked  #1  at  $1.00  per  lb.  This  is  a  very 
high  grade  of  rubber  and  may  be  too  expensive  for  your  purpose. 

We  therefore  send  a  sample  marked  #177,  the  price  of  which  is  60 


Item  #2  papa  ^1.  We  are  not  certain  what  you  jqesn  by"  sheet 
with  cloth  like  fire  hose".  We  presume  it  is  ordinary  packing. 

We  send  sample  marked  #35.  The  price  will  be  22  cts.  per  lb. 

If  this  is  not  what  you  want,  please  hare  the  kindness  to  send  if 
possible  a  sample  which  you  wish  duplicated.  If  you  cannot  do 
this,  then  please  advise  us  how  it  is  to  be  used  and  we  will  give 
you  price  on  something  that  is  best  adapted  to  the  purpose. 

— Paffe  2‘  We  send  8 ample 8  of  two  grades  of  white  rub¬ 
ber  tubing  marked  #20  &  #338.  The  price  of  #20  is  60  cts.  per  lb; 
#838,  40  cts. 

.Item  #4  page  2.  The  price  of  solid  round  and  square  rods  of 
dimensions  stated  depends  upon  quality  we.  send  samples  of  threo 
different  grades  of  rubber  marked  #268,  #1  and  #17.  Prices  will 
be  as  follows. 

#268,  80  cts.  per  lb.  net. 

#  1,$1.00  »  »  ■ 

17,  65  cts.  ■  ■  » 

ft_em  #5  .page  3.  We  send  samples  marked  177,  417  #i  and 
#283.  Prices  will  be  as  follows. 

177,  $.  .50  per  lb.  net. 

417,  *75  *  » 


#  1,  $1.00  por  lb.  net. 

#283,  1.40  ■  « 

Item  #6  page  6.  We  send  samples  of  two  different  grades  of 
wringer  rolls  marked  #853  and  #260.  The  price  of  #253  is  50  ets. 
per  lb.;  #262,  40  cts.  The  difference  in  price  about  represents 
the  difference  in  quality.  we  recomnend  #253. 

.Item  #<Z  page  6^  We  suppose  the  150  ft.  of  4  ply  garden  hose 
is  to  be  3/4  inch  internal  measurement,  which  is  the  usual  size. 

We  send  samples  of  the  three  different  gradeB  we  manufacture  marked 
Standard,  Extra  Warranted  and  White  Anchor.  White  Anchor  is  made 
upon  honor  of  the  finest  materials  that  can  be  procured  and  we 
oould  not  furnish  a  bettor  article  at  any  price.  We  quote  28£ 
cts.  per  ft.  net  without  couplings  which  will  cost  cts.  per  set 
extra.  Extra  Warranted  is  the  next  beBt  grade.  It  is  made  of 
excellent  materials  and  will  do  satisfactory  service.  The  price 
will  be  18j  cts.  per  ft.  net  without  couplings.  Standard  is  the 
cheapest  we  make.  It  is  equal  to  the  best  goods  of  this  grade  in 
the  market  but  is  always  sold  at  the  buyer's  risk.  The  price  will 
be  15  ets.  per  ft.  not.  we  should  by  all  moans  recommend  you  to 
buy  either  Extra  Warranted  or  White  Anchor.  Por  sizes  other  than 
8/4  inch  4  ply  we  quote  the  following  discounts  from  list,  page  6 


of  the  small  catalogue  herewith  enclosed.  White  Anchor,  25#, 
Extra  Warranted,  50#;  Standard,  60#.  We  do  not  manufacture  any 


cheap  hose  at  all  or  attempt  to  compete  with  the  prices  at  which 
it  is  offered. 

The  prices  appended  to  the  specifications  are  the  result  of 
Tery  careful  estimates  and  are  the  lowest  we  can  make.  We  have 
taken  into  consideration  the  quantity  required  and  hare  made  our 
figures  upon  the  basis  of  receiving  the  entire  order.  «e  sincere, 
ly  trust  our  bid  will  be  satisfactory  and  that  it  may  be  our  good 
fortune  to  receive  your  kind  advices  to  that  effect. 


Very  truly  yours, 

The  B.  E.  Goodrich  Co. 


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The  Edison  laboratory. 

Care  The  Edison  lamp  Co., 

Harrison,  N.  Jw 

Dear  Sirs, 

In  reply  to  your  favor  of  the  22nd.  inst.',  which  is 
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[ENCLOSURE] 


SPECIFICATION. 

©for  GUonfraet, 

Babcoc^-O-U/ilDo^*  Boiler 


[ENCLOSURE] 


SUPPORTS. 


SPECIFICATION. 

There  he  hotter  iT,  arranged  to  be  set  in  baMer  *4/. 


<Z>a.a-As  hotter  to  he  composed  of  <£>  sections  or  slabs, 
each,  section  to  he  composed  of  "y  best  lap-welded.  wrought  iron, 
tubes,  four  id/.)  inches  in  diameter,  and  /  4>  feet  long,  connected,  at  the 
ends  by  continuous  staggered  headers,  or  “up-takes"  and,  “clown- 
takes;”  the  tubes  to  be  fastened  therein  by  being  expanded  into  tapered 
holes.  Bach  “header”  to  be  provided  with  hand, holes  placed,  opposite 
the  end  of  each  tube,  of  sufficient  size  to  permit  th  e  deeming,  removal 
and  renewal  of  a  tube  through  the  same.  Ea.ch,  handhole  proved,  ed 
with  co.  cap  fastened  with  wrought  iron  holt  and,  damp  and  cap  nut. 
All  joints  being  made  tight  without  pa, eking  of  any  kind.  The  several 
sections  to  be  connected  cot  each  end  to  tZ/  steam  concl  water  drum,  , 
ancl  at  one  end  with,  a,  mud-drum,  by  means  of  lap-welded  wvought- 
iron  tubes,  four  (4hinches  in  diameter  and  of  suitable  length,  expanded 
into  bored  holes,  j 


TJoe  steam,  and  water  drum *  to  be  <3 0  inches  in  diameter  and 
/6s,  feat  long,  made  of  &// S/e. e  £-  -h  inches  thick,  the  longitudinal 
seams  double  riveted.  To  have  a,  manhole  in  'leewheads,  two  nozzles, 
one  for  safety  vcolve  and  one  for  taking  off  steam,  inches  diam¬ 

eter  with  ye  inch  //.conge,  faced,  and  drilled. 


The  mud-drur. 
inches  long,  with 

£,  inches  diameter 


s  in  be  of  cast  iron.  Sjg,  inches  diameter  and.  4*6 
handhole  and  4^-  nozzle  for  blow-off  pipe, 


to  be  supported,  by  wrought,  iron  beams, 
resting  on  wrought  iron  columns,  with  oust  iron,  bases  properly 

secured  so  float  the  boiler  J”  shall  be  sustained  entirety  independent 
of  the  brick  work,  u.nd  free  to  expand  or  contract  without  affecting 
the  same,  and  so  throb  the  brick  work.  no:oy  he  removed  a.nd  replaced' 
if  required,  without  disturbing  the  boiler  f  or  connections. 


[ENCLOSURE] 


VALVES 


Pittinob. 


Bufoky  V*lv*. 


Piping:. 


FRONT. 


FIXTURES. 


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jfaaZiotter  to  be  provided  with  /  “Consolidated  Co.’s  Mckel  Seated 
Safety  1  alve  ”  inches  diameter,  set  to  blow  at  90  lbs.  (unless 

otherwise  ordered). 

One  steam  gauge,  dial  twelve  and  one-hcdf  inches  in  diameter. 

One  stand  pipe,  ivith  large  sized  glass  water  gauge,  fitted  with 
independent  cleaning  pipes  and  valves,  and  three  patent  gauce-cocks 
ivith  lifting  handles; 

One  cheek  valve,  /  •£,  inches  diameter,  for  feed. 

One  stop  valve,  ✓  ^  inches  diameter,  for  feed. 

One  blow-off  valve,  ^  inches  diameter. 

One  stop  valve.  %  inch  diameter,  for  cleaning  pipe  connection. 

The  necessary  pipes  and  fittings  for  fixing  all  the  above  to  the  boilers. 

Th0  fZSZ&  ,  &  Jobe  of  ornamental  pattern, 

containing#^,  i  fire  doors  ivith  register double  ash  pit  doors, 
and  large  doors'  for  access  to  the  ends  of  the  tubes.  Ml  parts  to  be 
ample  in  strength,  joints  fitted. 


The  fixtures  for  boiler  to  consist  of  a  full  set  of  grate  bars 
with  bearers, 


|  dead  plate  and,  girders,  flame  bridge  plates  with  bolts  and  special 
!■  ft1'0  brick  for  lining  the  flame  bridges:  bridge  wall  girders  and  bars, 
f  binders  and  bolts,  J.  ash  and  t P-  cleaning  doors  for  access  to  the 
!i  exterior  of  tubes,  and  the  flues  for  cleaning,  one  damper  with  frame, 
i:  ancl  tho  requisite  lintels  for  openings  in  walls;  smoke  chamber  T’s 
!:  and  anchor  bolts  for  front. 


TESTING. 


QUALITY. 

WEIGHT. 


S.  Steel  wrenches  fitting  the  handhole  nuts,  #  tube  scraper  >J»  with 
handle,  ±  sets  of  fire  tools,  consisting  of  poker,  slice  bar  and  hoe,  and 
hose  and  pipe  for  blowing  dust  from  exterior  of  tubes,  to  be  furnished. 


The  sections  and  mud-drum  £  to  be  tested  and  made  tight  under  a 
hydraulic  pressure  of  300  lbs.  per  square  inch,  and  the  steam  and  ivater 
drums  to  be  tested  and  made  tight  under  a  hydraulic  pressure  of  ISO 
lbs.  per  square  inch. 


All  materials  and  workmanship  to  be  first-class  in  every  particular. 


Approximate  weight  Z&s; 

nts-Lf-tc.  ~  *9—  e  " 

Space  occupiedcSent^c.  .including  brictework  "  long 

~o"  high  {to  top  of  steam  opening ). 


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■'//i/wrs/,  ry  August  85th.  laHjtffrP 


Mr.  Thomas  A.  Edison, 

Orange,  N.J. 

Dear  Sir,- 

When  I  came  to  the  office  yesterday  morning  I  found 
awaiting,  me  a  very  pleasant  surprise  in  the  shape  of  your  letter 
under  date  of  the  80th  inst.,  dirocting  us  to  go  ahead  with  the  or¬ 
der  enclosed.  Believe  me,  the  favor  is  highly  appreciated.  I 
am  glad  there  is  no  hurry  for  delivery,  because  we  shall  be  able 
to  make  up  the  goods  in  the  very  best  manner.  I  intend  to  fill 
this  order  in  all  its  details  to  your  entire  satisfaction  not  only 
as  a  recognition  of  your  kind  preference  this  time,  but  also  with 
the  hope  that  you  may  be  encouraged  to  repeat  the  ejqieriment. 

Very  truly  yours,  , 


Our  Mr.  English  mentioned  to  th«  writer  that  you  were 
in  want  of  soma  arrangement  for  illuminating  objects  under  high 
power  lenses.  We  will  call  your  particular  attention  in  this  con- 

Or'  V. 

nection  tc^fr  inch  object*¥i.;  which  contains  in  its  mounting  an 
illuminating  prism.  The  light  is  thrown  into  this  prism  from  the 
side  of  the  lens,  and  is  reflected  down  through  the  lens  upon  the 
object.  We  think  it  likely  that  this  may  exactly  meet  your  wan t ^ 
We  would  be  pleased  to  sand  it  to  you  subject  to  your  appro¬ 
val,  if  you  so  command  us. 

Yours  truly, 


J.  W. 


Queen 


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^MEMORANDUMS 


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Thomas  A.  Edison,  Esq., 
Orange, 

N.J., 


GILBERT  &  BARKER  MFG.  CO., 

THE  SPRINGFIELD  GAS  MACHINE, 

75  Maiden  Lane. 
zMtU fl/oxf,  Sept. . 8, . 1887.  . 


Dear  Sir;  — 

The  gas  out-let  .of  the  Qerierator  you  ordered  is 
five  inch;  the  air  in-let  is  four  inch. 

Re spectfully, 


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Holyoke  Machine  Company, 
Holyoke,  Mass.,  U.  S.  A. 


Thomas  A.  Edison, 
80S  Ave. 


Dear.  Sir:- 


,  Esq., 

K,  cor.  I 7th  St., 
New  York  City. 


Sept. 9th,  1887. 


Your  favor  of  8th  inst.  is  at  hand  and  noted.  The  eleva¬ 

tor  to  which  you  refer,  and  which  we  made,  had  a  car  3*  9"  x  e1 
r°;K  If  you  wil1  se"d  lls  *  sketch,  showing  the  inside  of  your 
laboratory  and  proposed  location  of  elevator,  fjivin r  us  size  or 
elevator  car,  the  location  of  your  shaft  from  which  the  elevator 
would  he  driven,  and  the  number  of  automatic  hatches  required, 
we  shall  be  fflad  to  name  you  a  price  for  such  an  elevator  as  you 
require.  Awaiting  your  reply,  we  are 

Yours  very  truly, 


1  Dictated. ) 


6 


THE  EGAN  COMPANY, 

XlCPEOVED  -iL-HSTD  IF.a  T-i-pi-NnTnsn-^ 

Wood  Working  Machinery 

PATENT  HANGERS,  SHAFTING,  COUPLINGS  AND  PULLEYS. 

°“'  °”a‘  T>utoH  (fly  of  all  of 


232, 234, 236,  233,  240, 242, 244, 246, 248  &  250  W,  Fror^t  St, 


Cincinnati,  0.,  ll.  8.4 

SEPT.  9/87 


TUOS.  A.  EDISON,  ESQ. 

EAST  NEWARK,  N • 7. 

DEAR  sir;  — 


ri^vc.  IUUR  ESTEEMED  FAVOR  OF  RECENT 
DATE  BEFORE  US  AND  NOTE  CONTENTS.  WE  ARE  JUST  ABOUT  ON  THE  EVE 

— UC1M°  °UR  PRICES  0R  IN  0THER  words,  raising  our  discounts,  so 

com F  "VrH1NERY  THAT  KE  HAVE  QU0IED  Y0U  SOMETIME  -SINCE,  MAY 

A  LITTLE  LOWER.  WE  ARE  QUOTE  ANXIOUS  TO  GET  AS  MUCH 
OF  THIS  ORDER  AS  WE  POSSIBLY  CAN, FOR  WE  FEEL  THAT  IF  THE  MACHINERY 
YLRE  IN  OPERATION  IN  YOUR  LABORATORY,  I T  WOULD  BE  THE  MEANS  OF 

QU'1TE  A  LARGE  TRADE  THR0UG»  ^E  ADVERTISEMENT  ALONE,  AND 
HIS  IN  VIEW»WE  FEEL  THAT  UNDER  THESE  CIRCUMSTANCES,  that 
WE  CAN  POSSIBLY  DO  BETTER  THAN  THE  PRICES  HERETOFORE  QUOTED. 

WE  MAY  SAY.  HERE  THAT  AS  YOUR  BUILDING  WILL  NOT  BE  READY  BEFORE 
CTOBER  I5TH.,  WHICH  IS  AB;OUT  A  MONTH  OFF,  WE  THINK  THAT  IF  YOU 
WERE  TO  ORDER  AT  ONCE, THE  MACHINERY  WOULD  BE  READY  FOR  YOU  WHEN 
THE  BUILDING  WAS  COMPLETE,  OR  VERY  SOON  THEREAFTER.  WE  ARE  EX- 

WEEWILLLp JUST  NOW’  AHD  AS  THE  PA^  TRADE  IS  OPENING,  WE  PRESUME 
-ONTINUE  TO  BE  SO,  AND  IF  WE  COULD  URGE  YOU  TO  MAKE  YOUR 
ORDER  AT  ONCE, WE  THINK  THAT  THE  MACHINERY  WOULD  BE  READY  IN  TIME 
'  YOU  WHEN  THE  BUILDING  IS  COMPLETED,  HOWEVER,  IN  ANY  EVENT  WE 
YOU  J,:erEfig^res"DER,AN0  AS  »»  TO  QUOTE 

CAN  WE  HEAR  FROM  YOU  BY  RETURN  MAI L,  AS  TO  THESE  POINTS* 

YOURS  RESPECTFULLY  ~ 


AS,  TO  THESE  FOINTS; 


109  LIBERTY  ST. 


e^cA~ — 


Gilbert  &  Barker  Manufacturing  Co,, 

Springfield  Gas  Machine, 

And  "PURE  SPIRITS"  GASOLENE  FOR  GAS  MACHINES, 

75  MAIDEN  LANE, 


Sept.  13,  1887. 


oharles  Batchelor,  Esq., 

Edison  Lamp  works, 

Harrison,  N.J., 

Dear  Sir;  — 

We  saw  Mr.  Edison  yesterday  in  reference  to  locating  , 
the  gas  plant  at  his  new  LaboratjMfy  in  Orange.  WO  shall  ship 

the  Generator  next  Monday,  as  directed  by  Mr.  Edison.  Mr.  Edison 
referred  us  to  you  as  having  charge  of  its  location.  Will  you 

not  be  kind  enough  to  write  us  when  it  will  be  convenient  for  you 
to  be  at  the  Laboratory  building,  so  that  we  can  send  a  man  to 
get  your  instructions  in  regard  to  the  location  of  the  plant? 

This  will  enable  uS  to  send  the  proper  pipe  and  rittings. 

Re-spWi  SflOLy,  ^tfi  &  (barker  L 


’*S«T  Tele«raPh.  Telephone,  Electric  Light, 

EfflStftSft1  j general  electrical  supplies, 


And  Hallway  and  Stoamshlp  Supplies, 

Nos.  5  and  7  DEY  STREET, 


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ffry  cXz^r-/  / 


Thomas  A.Edison,Esq.j 
-  •  -  Grange,  N.J. 

Dear  Siri- 

*  Replying  to  your  esteemed  favor  of  August  0th, 

tha  following  is  our  estimate  on  the  material  which  you  men* 
tion-,  -delivered  at  Orange,  New  Jersey* 

1  Qribossing  Morse  Register,  European  Pattern,at 


1  ink  Marking  Register j self-starting, single  pen,  at 
1  Automat lo  Paper  Winders,  esih  — - -  - 


Western  Union  Relays,  140  ohms,  each  - 
»»  it  600  ohms, each  - 
~~  10  ohms, eaoh  - 


S.  Polarized  Relays,  small  size,  eaoh « 

--  (2  of  the  above  to  be  20  ohms,  2  of  1  ohm  and 
-  2  of  100  ohms) 

3  Quad  Polarized  Relays,  2  of  600  ohms,  each  — — — 

-  The  other  6  of  140  to  300  ohms,  eaoh - — 

)  Quad  Pole  Changers,  eaoh  - 


Giant  Sounders,  5  of  1-4  ohm  eaoh,  5  of  1  ohm, 
8  of  3  ohms,  5  of  10  ohms,  each  - 


)  Viator  Keys,  mounted  on  square  plate  of  hard  rubber, 

described,  each  - —  ■  - — - -  ?4< 

3  Handy- Switches, on  hard  rubber  bass,  with  legs,  , 

as  described,  each  — — — — - - - —  $1< 

3  Qul#cSwitohes,  on  hard  rubber  base,  with  legs, 

as  described,  each - -  $2. 


.*60^  * 
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U25*  C.  ° 

!*-75. . 
i,«25.  * 

1.76 .  ©X 

*  50  O  o 

.26. 

.28. 'L9* 

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.30.  {&* 

.10.  i&o  : 

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10  Hard  Rubber  Base  Switches,  with  binding  post6  o 

•top,  as  described,  each  -•  — — — — — _ 

400  No.l  Binding  Posts,  per  hundred  ■  ■ 

400  No* 2  ,,  „  „  „  _ 

500  No*3  ,,  ,,  _  .  . 

300  no*4  ,,  ,,  ;;  .  ;; _ _ 

lOO  Smgle  Wood  Screw  Binding  Posts,  per  hundred  — 

300  Large  English  Binding  Posts,  per  hundred  — - 

300  Shall  M  ,,  t  _ _ 

100  No.l  Double  Binding  Posts*  per  hundred - - - - 

100  No*2  ,,  ,,  „  •  pe  r  hundred  — - 

100  Single  Oonneotors,  Finished,  per  hundred'  — — ~ 

50  Triple  „  ,,  ,,  ,,  _ - 

100  Double  ,v  ,,  ,,  M  _ __ 

2000  os.  1-  Inch  Porcelain  Knobs*  per  thousand— - - 

1000  'l  lr2  inch  ,,  „  ,,  ,,  — . 

200 . No*22 ' Porcelain  Insulators,  per  hundred,-- - 

200  No.|3  *,  . ,,  ,,  „  - - 

300  Double  Porcelain  Brackets*  per  hundred  - — : - 

500  Dlsque  Leclanche  Batteries,  per  hundred  oells  * 

100  Extra  Sines,  per  hundred  -1 — — - - - 

200  Watson  Batteries,  per  hundred  cells  — — — - 

50  —  i  Gal  .Bunsen  Batteries,  per  hundred  oells  - 

200vNo«2 ■.Carbon  Clamps,  per  hundred,— - 

300  Daniel  Zinc  Clamps,  per  hundred  - — - — - 


-  *1.66.'#* 

—  7.76. 

—  6.76.  /by. 

—  5.00.  0  o 

—  4  .  75  .  (b  o 

—  6.25. b  o 

—  10.50. 

—  8.80.  (bo 

—  12.25.  10  % 

—  10.50.  -Cb  o 

—  4.50.  <b  o 
- 13.50.:  y  o 

—  - ,8.00.  -0  o 

—  3. 75.  .(b° 

—  8.OO.V0A 
-  1.20.  C.  o 

—  1.28.  C^o 

—  0.  80.  <b  o 
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—  100.00.  &  o 

—  130.00.  £>  o 
-  8»00.  Jcu %ju 

—  -  6.50  (L,  O 


50  Fuller  Batteries,  with  improved  carbon  connections. 
No-1,  6x6  inch  jars,  per  hundred  cells, J  $< 

No-2,  6  x  8  inch  jars,  „  „  ,,  4—rr -  ! 

25  Nickel  Plating  Batteries,  with  hard  rubber  cells, 

jars  1-4  in  oh  thick,  per  cell  - — - - — 

4  Plunge  Batteries,  large  size,  with  hard  rubber 
*r  cells, 1-4  inch  thick,  5  cells  in  each  battery, 
complete  with  windlass,  as  shown  on  page  128  of 

our  catalogue,  each  - - - - — - — ■ — & 

- .  POROUS  CELLS.  Rouse,  Maker. 

styf  e  A,  100  -  1  1«*4  x  2  1-2,  100  -  2  X-  3i  100-1  lw2 
-  X  3  1»4,  100  -  1  3-4  x  4j  10p  -  2  x  3  3-4,  100 
2  1»-8'X  4  3-4,  100  -  2  1-8  x  4  7-8,  100  -  2  5-8 
x  6’ 3-8,.  per  dozen  - - : 

100  k  3  l«8  x  7  1-4,  per  dozen - 

36  f  4  X- 11  1-8,  per  dozen - - - ~ 

Style  C,  60  -  1  X  2  3-4  X  5r  50  -  1  x  3  1-16  X  5  1-2, 

— per  dozen  — — - ■■ - - — — — — - - 

24—  2  1-8  x  5  7-8  x  7  1-4,  per  dozen - - ~ 

Style  6,  100,  per  dozen  — — - ~ — - -  ■ — 

— — . - "  WIRE7~"  ”  . 

2000fqe*  Kerite, No-16,  copper,  6-32  insulation, per 
-  hundred  feet - - - - : — “ — 

1500  feet  Kerite, No- 18j copper,  5-32  insulation,per 
hundred  feet  — - - —  T 


-  1.50.  0  o 

-  4-75.  ^  a 

-  2-50..  W'k 


•  $1-90  t-D  % 

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5000  Feet  Kerite,No.20,  copper,  3-32  insulation,  per 

hundred  feet  — - — — , _ _ . _ 

200  feet  Kerite,  lead  encased,  No. 10,  4-32  insulation* 
per  hundred  feet - 


$1.25 .10  % 
2.64.  W  * 


5000  feet  Rubber  (Silvertown)  No. 6278,  per  100  feet  ;«*—  1.47. 

2000  feet  ,,  ,,  No. 6280,  per  „  2.20. 

1  No»2  Mather  Plating  Dynamo*  without  countershaft  or 

-  extras  — - ______ — - - - —  $526.00.  W  * 

In  regard  to  the  amperes  andvolts  of  No.2  Mather  Machine, 
we  beg  to  say  the  No.2  will  give  8  volte  and  800  amperes,as 
•  generally  wound,  but  we  can  have  it  wouid  for  any  voltage 
desired,  with  a  corresponding  change  in  amperes. 

. In  regard  to  the  Barrett;  Chloride  of  Silver  Battery, 

there  has  been  a  on st ruction  of-this 

batteiry  and  it^itr’how  generally  mounted  m  glass  cells,  very 
ear. efully protected  with  paraffine,  wax  and  other  materials, 
making>tfta  battery  more  compact  and  less  liable  to  leak  than 
tht^-dd  style  in  hard  rubber  cells.  We  quote  you  prioeS  on 
thd  battery  in  both  glass  and  hard  rubber  cells.  ) 

/  For  a  quantity  of  1000  cells,  each  cell  in  hard jputfber 
/case,  as  shown  in  our  catalogue,’  put  up  in  sets  of  60/TIlr\ 

/  mahogany  box,  for  each  set  of  50 — - - - - '$46*00-0 

■  The  game~wiJthout-mahogany-box,i'or-cach-~86t"Cf-56-?.c,'  ■  ~44.Q0  & 

The  New  Form  of  Battery, put  up  in  mahogany  box,  each  ' 

set  of  60  oells  - — ■ - — — - — - — ——^*44.00  0 


1  shall  be  pleased  to  send  you  a  set  of  50  cells  of  the  new 
forjn  of  battery, for  your  inspection,  if  desired. 

2  Thermostat s, as  described  on  page  326  of  our  catalogue, 

•  Each  ■■■■  ■■■'  —  — : - — — : - : -  - ^  ?!• 


Yours  truly. 


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States  Electric  hiRhtinR  Co.,  New  York,  whose  elevator  you  previ¬ 
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furnished  with  the  elevator  referred  to  dbova,  all  of  Rood  material 
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COLUMBUS  BUGGY  COMPANY, 
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Eureka  Mowers. 
Fairbanks  Scales, 
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PITTSBURGH,  SAN  FRANCISCO. 

Xhos.  A.  Edison  Esq., 

Orange,  N.  Y. 


. . _.-.Sapjeinb^_28th,  y/<fcfy__ 


Dear  Sir:- 


ffa  have  your  favor  of  tha  27th.  inst.  and  in  reply  would 
say  that  wo  would  he  vary  glad  indeed  to  furnish  you  such  a  machine 
aa  you  apeoify  in  your  letter,  but  we  are  unable  to  make  you  a  prite 
upon  the  data  furnished  us  as  you  omit  a  vary  important  particular 
vizi  the  load  to  be  lifted.  We  make  quite  a  number  of  sizes  of 
such  Belt  Elevators  as  you  require  and  the  price  Tor  each!  par¬ 
ticular  machine  depends  largely  upon  the  load  to  be  lifted. 

We  can  readily  comply  with  all  the  requirements  of  your 
specification  except  one,  viz:-  the  automatic  hatohoovers  which 
Shall  dose  or  open  the  hatchway  as  the  elevator  goes  up  or  town. 

We  have  had  considerable  experian  o#  with  various  devices  intended 
to  perrorm  this  Tunotion  but  must  say  that  we  know  now  of  no  par¬ 
ticular  one  &iat  we  could  recommend  to  our  customers  as  satsifac- 
tory  or  serviceable.  We  do  not  manufacture  any  such  device  and 
should,  therefore,  prefer  to  furnish  youwith  the  elevator  machinery 
and  will  refer  you  to  a  number  pf  manufacturers  of  hatchcovers 
who  will  probably  fully  inform  you  as  to  the  merits  of  their  res¬ 
pective  devices. 

We  enclose  herewith  a  pamphlet  describing  our  Belt 
Elevators  and  would  say  that  the  machinery  can  readily  be  placed 
under  the  cellar  ceiling  as  you  require.  We  beg  to  call  your 
attention  to  page  2  of  the  pamphlet  enclosed  on  which  you  will  find 
the  safety  devices  fully  described. 

receipt  of  the  additional  information  we  shall  be 
glad  to  furn.isb  you  with,  proposal  and  specification. 

Awaiting  your  early  reply  we  are 


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'  OIPJTIOIO  OB’, 

J®  H®  HnmNSErK  &  Go. 


FAOTORV 
443  &  445  Greenv 
Cor.  Vestry, 


^Telegraph  asadl  telephone  Supplier, 

Instruments,  Batteries,  Insulated  Wires  and  Line  Equipment, 

106  &  108  Liberty  Street,  P.  O.  Box  1286. 


Sept.  29  th. 


Mr.  T.  A.  Edison, 


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Orange, 

H.  J. 

Dear  sir: - 

Your  memorandum  to  hand  with  list  of  goods  required  to  be 
delivered  on  0ct.20th.  if  required  and  taken  in  any  event  before 
Nov.  20tyi3S7. 

/  1  Embossing  Morse  Register, bes t  quality  (European)  $35.00  * 
1  Ihk  Marki3'EJ  Register,  self  starting  (single  pen)  40.00  P 
/  2  Automatic  Paper  Winders,  each 
( .  6  w.u.  Relays,  each  140  ohms,  each 

/  3  Ditto  500  »  « 

/  3  Ditto  io  i  « 

6  \Poiarized  Relays,  small'.size, 

2  of  one  ohm,  each 
2  of  20  ohms  1 

2  of  100  ohms  » 

8  Quad '-Polarized  Relays,  eaej- 

14  makes  no  differenee  in  price  for  whatever  -resistan 
you  require,  2  of  500  ohms, 2  of  300  and  2  of  140  ohms. 

/  10  Quad  Pole  Changers,  each 


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J.  lie  BfJKISBErlE,  ^  ©O., 

Telegraph  and.  Telephome  Supplies, 

Instruments,  Batteries,  Insulated  Wires  and  Line  Equipment, 

«««»».  106  &  108  Liberty  Street,  P.  O.  Box  1286. 


20  Giant  Sounders, 

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2  wood  screw  holes, for  securing  to  table, binding  posts  to  be  on 
rubber  base, front  and  back  points,  3  binding  posts , at  $3.50  ea.  yC,  *7°  ® 

\  15  Handy  Switches,  on' hard  rubber  base, as  per 
specifications-,  at 

^  J  '  6  Quick  Switches, on  hard  rubber  base, with  legs 

and  two  screw  holes  to  fasten  to  table, 

/  10, Hard  Rubber  Base  Switches, with  binding  posts 

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300  No. 4  »  • 

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300  Large  Ehglish  Ditto 


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Instruments,  Batteries,  Insulated  Wires  and  Line  Equipment, 
raiwM.  106  &  108  Liberty  Street,  P.  O.  Box  1286. 

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100  Single  Connectors, finished,  each 
50  Triple  *  • 

100  Double  ■  « 

2000  Regular  Porcelain  Kiobs,  1  inch.  .....  . 
1000  1  *  1  1  &  1-2  in. 

200  •  «  «  No. 22 

200  *  *  i  No. 23 

300  Double  Brackets^ 

500  Cells  of  Disque  Leclanche  Battery, 
tv'  w‘ 

with  imported  sawed  carbon,  at  ,  per  cell 


100  Extra  Zincs. 


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50,  1  Gallon  Bunsen  Cells,  1  * 

200  No.  2  Carbon  Clamps,.  ..  .  eaeh 

50  Fuller  Cells,  6x8  « 

•  300  Dardell  ..Zinc  Clamps,  new  style,  «.  ... 

We  are,  sorry.  that  we  eanno.t  quote  you  on  the  nickle 
plating  or  plunge  batteries. 


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TeXegrapfe  uadi  Telephone  Supplies, 

Instruments,  Batteries,  Insulated  Wires  and  Line  Equipment, 
wltomi.  106  &  108  Liberty  Street,  P.  O.  Box  1286. 

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100,  2x3, 

100,  1  &  1-2  x  3  &  1-4, 

100,  2  x  3  &  3-4, 

100,2  &  1-8  x  4  &  3-4, 

100,2  &  1-8  x,4  &  7-8, 

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100,  3  &  1-8  x  7  &  1-4, 

36,  4  x  11  &  1-8, 

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50,  1x21  3-4  x  5, 

50,  1  x  3  &  1-16  x  5  &  1-2, 

24,  2  &  1-8'x  5  &  7-8  x  7  &  1-4 
Style  G.  100, 

Wire. 

2000  ft.  Kerite  No. 16,  Copper, 5-32  insulation,!  &  1-4  cts.  it 


1.25 

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cents  per  foot  plain, braided  1  &  1-2  cts. 


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holograph  aaadl  Telephone 

Instruments,  Batteries,  Insulated  Wires  and  Line  Equipment, 
MW™*.  /  106  &  108  Liberty  Street,  P.  O.  Box  1286. 

GTORY,  / 

5  Groonwian  St,,  ^  71) ,  / 


5230  ft.  Kerite  Wire, No. 20,  Copper,  5-32  insulation,  at 
^  $47;  50  per  mile,  braided  at  $52.30 


200  ft. Kerite  Wire,  lead  encased  No.18,4-32  .insulation 
at  2  &  1-4  cts.per  foot.  <“5 


We  do  not  keep  tlie  Silvertown  Wire. 

We  can'tfumish  you  with  you  with  a  No.  2.  Mather  .Plating 


Dynamo,  for  $550  less.  5  per  eentj^This  is  without  countershaft, 
countershaft  $18. 00  extra.  Speed, 1200, 6  Volts  and  700  amperes. 

-  We  can  also  furnish  you  with  ..  1000  Barrett  Chloride  of 

Silver  Batteries, in  lots  of  50  cells, without  mahogany  case  or  p!oie  * 

-  i->.  & 

changer  for  $55  per  set, with  mahogany  ease  and  pole  changer  $60  perl^. 


We  can  furnish  you  also  with  1000' Barretts  Chloride  of  Silver 
Dry  battery  in  lots  of  50,  without  mahogany  case  or  pole  changer^ 

» •’  v£> 

for  $  50,  with  mahogany  ease  and  po Is  changer  $55.  I0'  . 

We  hope  we  will  be  favored  with  your  order  or  part  of  it,  as  we 


i  low  for  the  quality  of  goods  we 


propose  to  furnish.  We  remain. 


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PROPOSAL 

■  SPECIFICATIONS 

Dniver'sal  Factory  Elevator 

TO  HE  MANUFACTURED  1JY 

:0tis  Brothers  &  Co., 


SPECIFICATIONS 

BELT  OR  FACTORY  ELEVATOR, 


OTIS  BROTHERS  &  GO., 


We  propose  to  furnish....4^^_J£^^ . in  a  substantial  and 

FAOTOBY^^H8, 

. . . . . . ••' . . . . -to  Wt  u  load pf.0£/..O0 

exclusive  of  the  weight  of  the  platform,  at  a  speed  of - —  feet  ' 

The  Machine  will  have  heavy  east  iron  gearing,  thejirst  motion  to  he  machine 
cut.  The  winding  drum  turned  and  grooved  and  Jig! ^..inches  diameter.  The 
SfZl  n  j0UTnal  h°™°  to  he  provided  with  drip  cups. 

. a  ^°Jtyf?%*latform  to  he  adapted  for  Hatchway  of  ahoiH..&&*x 


. inches 

regain ^ safety  platform,  with.  ’^.mfetyrdevLt  17d 

made  of  well  seasoned  ash,  thoroughly  braced  and  ironed.  /  *  * 

The  Platform  will  he  provided  with..^2£fZ>. . Swedes  iron  cabled...  *0’ 

of  an  inch  in  diameter,  capable  of  sustaining  a  load  ofrd^^.lhousandnna  n^ 

and  connelufZ”1  ^  ^  WHU  an  °PoraMng  CMefwOh  proper  size  Sheaves 

f  tfh<>  l  ^f^  P°St-l  willi^adeojfp^a^  thgOpide  Ways 

pine  timbers.  °f  pnp§r  and  ^ported  by  heavy 

SAFETY  APPLIANCES. 

ri .  ...  ^"vit,/  ,vf'l«c  Safety  or  Lock-tooth  Hatchet  Safety  apparatus  (as  speoi- 

aa!fm-mtoeth  T  T  *°  T‘\abform’ a,ld  is  ^signed  to  firmly  wedge  or  lode  the 
fa  f“'dC  Ways  ™  the  event  °f  th°  breakage  of  the  lifting  cable. 

...  ,,  ‘  "Ml/Oovcrnor  is  attached  to  the  machine  and  is  designed  to  con- 

tionTta  ~fabl\flfC,y  ^aehment  is  connected  to  the  machine,  and  Us  opera- 
an  obstructing  t  d  aUd  °™luUaneoudV  "PI*U  the  brake,  should  the  platform  meet 


icaMedt. . 

^.thousand  pounds. 


supported  by  heavy 


[ENCLOSURE] 


Machine, 
Stop  Motion. 


Safety 


Our  Machine  Stop  Motion  is  designed  to  stop  the  platform  at  the  upper  or  lower 
1  met  out  pendently  of  the  operator,  and  whether  the  hand  cable  or  other  means 
of  regulating  the  movement  of  the  machine  from  the  platform  he  in  perfect  order  or 
broken  or  destroyed  while  the  platform  is  in  motion. 

Our  Stop  Halls  are  scoured  to  the  operating  cable,  stopping  the  platform  at  the 
upper  and  lower  landings  independently  of  the  operator. 

Our  Safely  It  rake  on  the  machine  is  so  arranged,  that  when  the  motion  of  the 
machine  is  stopped  the  brake  is  applied,  thus  securely  holding  the  platform. 

All  of  the  above  Safety  Attachments  operate  Automatically. 

GUARANTEE. 

The  Machine  in  all  its  details  is  to  be  of  the  very  best  quality,  and  is  guaran¬ 
teed  free  from  imperfections  in  workmanship  or  material. 


Yon  are  to  provide  the  hatchway  and  all  necessary  doors  or  gates,  furnish  and 
put  in  place  proper  supports  for  sheave  timbers  and  posts,  and  all  other  necessary 
foundations  for  the  apparatus;  do  all  mason  and  brick  work,  and  cutting  of  walls 
and  Umbers. 


Should  it  be  necessary  to  put  the  sheaves  in  or  on  the  roof,  you  are  to  cover  the 
same;  and  it  is  expressly  understood  that  these  specifications  do  not  include  the 
shafjmg,  belting  or  pulleys  required  to  transmit  power  to  the  elevator. 


. 'tPf-.S  S  .A*. 


These  specifications  contemplate  furnishing  the  apparatus 


Ms  The  pulleys  on  our  machine  arc. .../a..  inches  diameter,  and . inches 

jijacc.  Your  Driving  Pulleyshould  be . /JZ'...face,  and  of  a  diameter  !o  run  ours 

at  a  speed  of . . revolutions  per  mirutie;  and  your,  driving  belts 

to  our  machine  should  bLjpz. . inches  in 

Price  of  Elevator  ,  as  above  specified  . 

.  — - — .  .DOLLARS, 

payable  as  follows,  to  witT one-half  when  Elevator  machinery  is  delivered  at  building: 
balance  on  completion. 


[ENCLOSURE] 


BROTHERS 


,  VV 


Dr  Thomas  A.  E  d  i  s 


Dear  sir, 

When  our  Mr  Neustadt  called  upon  y  ou  with  seme  samples  of  our 
regular  stock  of  platinum,  and  nickel  ware,  filter  papers  etc  it 

ofSchemioaien^°n  +  imply  to  draw  V°ur  notice  to  our  extensive  stock 
of  chemical  apparatus  and  strictly  pure  chemicals,  of  which  we  car- 
ryjhe  best  selected  line  and  the  largest  in  this  country..  AH  our 

nized  inmthriy-  +mrh°UteS  Whi°h  have  for  many  years  been  recog-  - 
fnr.  lt  scientific  European  world  as  the  most  reliable  sources 

fo  obtaining  the  best  articles  which  can  be  had  for  money.  The 
reason  we  have  not  called  upori  you  before  was  because  we  did  not 
3earn  (before  the  time  we  sent  you  our  price 

:  r 

l+l  v  ’  and  invited  you  (which  we  still  do)  to  examine  our 

!  '  I,' 43  yo«  Prcbahly  know  we  are  much  better  arranged  now  that  ' 

formerly  having  entered  into  our.  new  large  quarters,"  and  having' 
eplemshed  our  stock  with  entirely  new  goods  of  the  highest  class 

better  thaneorurreParld  +t0  ^  "an  than  heretofoS  and  far 

better  than  our  competitors  are  able  to  do.  We  have  alwavs  been 
proud  of  having  been  selected  by  you  to  supply  you  with  goods  arri 

r/LTf,l.tr:.°vrr,,sa  *• 

aS  a  “Uer  °f  honor  to  us  to  supply  .jbst  yourself  we  ’ 

would  certainly  have  given .you  all  the  discounts  possible.  We  might 

'  er  and^n  infJtMar  ’%d°-  not  raaka  a  di"®rence'  between  the  deal- 
“d  a»  inv^tigator  of  your  standing  in  regard  to  prices  •  if  • 
you  decide  to  fit  out  a  laboratory,  and  give  us  , the  ordor!“to  deal- 
r  could  only  get  the  same  discounts  if  he  would  buy  right  out  the 
same  amount  in  one.  bill  ;  he' could  do  no  better. 

The  buying  through  brokers  may^be  very  convenient  (seemingly) 


Thomas  A.  Edison  -  3 

but  it  will  certainly  be  not . a  saving  of  money,  and  most  o ertainly 
will  not  furnish. you  with  the  best  quality  of  goods.  In  most  cases 
With  brokers  there  is  a  double  commission  ;  they  stand  between  the 
source  and  the  need,  and  exact  a  commission  from  both,  and  there  is 
besides  the  temptation  to  increase  the  commission  by  supplying  in¬ 
ferior  goods. 

We- comply  with  your  wishes  by  sending  you  herewith  attached 
one  of  our  platinum  ware  circulars  ;  we  have  also  sent  another 
sheet  in  which  the  sizes  are'named  in  inches.  The  dishes  and  cru¬ 
cibles  are  pictured  in  actual  size,  though  the  sizes  given  are  not 
the  limits  ;  we  can  furnish  larger  sizes  any  time  wanted.  The 
platina  still  shown  in  the  centre,  of  the  circular  combined  with 
combustion  tube,  condenser,  and  boat,  is  made  in  any  weight,  from 
350  grammes  up  to  1500  grannies .  The  350  gramme  holds  350  cubic 
centimeters  j  the  500  gramme,  500  cc  ;  the  1000  grarane,  1000  cc  ; 
the  1500  gramme,  1500  cc  The  combustion  tube  varies  from  the  snal- 
ler  size*  9  inches,  10,  11,  12,  15  inches.  This  apparatus  will 
cost  you  35  cents  per  one  grannie,  made  of  the  best  hanmered  ware. 

The  separate  combustion  tube,  shown  at  the  left  hand  side, 
(215$a)  is  made  in  sizes  varying  from  9  inches  upto  20  inches. 

It  can  befurnished  entirely  made  of  platinum  ;  where  the  ground 
joint  :at  the  one  end  is  made  of  Herman  silver,  this  of  course  re¬ 
duces  the  weight  and  c  onsequently  the  cost .  They  range  from  6 Q 

grannies  to  250  grammes  in  weight.  ;  only  the  smaller  sizes  are  kept 
in  stock,  and  they  are  mostly  made  to  order  on  account  of  ths  .diff¬ 
erent  attachments  and' connections  want  ed  by  the  user'. 

Our  ware,  is  all  guaranteed  to  be  of  the  best  hanmered  (not 
spun);  it  is  the  very  best  made  in  the  world,  Desmoutis' of  Paris,  . 
for  whom  we  are  the  sole  agents  in  this  country,  and  the  whole  se¬ 
cret  why  this  ware  is  so  superior  is  simply  because  this  firm  buys 
its  material  direct  from  the  Russian  gov  eminent ,  and  separates  from 
it  in  a  chemical  way  all  foreign  matter,  so  that  they  use  only  the 
chemically  pure  platinum.  On  account  of  this  the  ware  has  the 
properties  of  the  pure  platinum,  and  will  do  all  that  is  required 
by  the  most  exacting- 1  estm-i 


J.  nomas 


Also  complying  with  your  wishes  vre  send  you  our  German  stone 
are^he^sol^*18  ^  0ri*lna*  catalogue  of  the  house  for  whom  we , 
a^e  Riven  in  £lease'  returq )  All  the  measurements 

f  »  6 ' * bUt  WS  have  car^ied  out  the  aa*"a  ^  inch- 

*ic  i?TotTfy  observation.  This  stoneware  is  nitric  acid  proof 
in  England?*  ^  °aSe  Wlth  any  other.  ware  made  in  this  country  or 


Besides  this,  we  would  like  to  talk  with  you  about  Chemicals. 
You  certainly  will  make  a  serioas  mistake  if  you  do  not  buyJour 
chemicals  and  acids  in  an  absolutely  chemically  pure  state  as  oth- 
nothin/^Th  many  'hours  of  y°ur  valuable  time  will  be  spent  for 

The  success  of  an  experiment  is  often  delayed  fo r  months 
tori  ? V  \  indeterminate  in  his  researches,  because  some  ma¬ 
terial  was  not  what  it  should  be.  It  is  not  a  question  in  the  la. 

whether^th  e  mU?h  V**-  th  ®  C°St  PSr  lb  is  ’>  the  first  Ration  is 
whether  the  article  is  strictly  chemically  pure,  s o  that  the  ex¬ 
perimenter  can  rely  upon  it  for  his  work  and  be  confident  in  his 

N°  °ther  house  keePs  the  Grade  of  chemicals  we  supply, 

needed  ChL-t  e  With  US  f  °  r  yearS  *°  keeP  the  ' 

worth  L  7  ^  and  °«r  Prices  are  simply  what  the  article  is 

worth.  Besides  other  good  houses,  you. will  note'  we  are  the  agents 

woul d^ef er°vof "  +  ^  t0  th*  P'lrity  °f  cheScalTwe 

would  refer  you-  to  tho  se  .p  romment  in  the  profession  (Prof  Remsen 

ChhmicflskWhndhSibb8  ofHarvard  and  Yale,  Prof  Chandler,  etc,  etc) 
f““8  which  are  good  enough  for  the' dreg  trade  as  imported  by 
Reuses,  and  simply  labelled  C  P,  because  it  makes  no  differ? 
ence  to  the  physician  whether  the  stuff  has  a  tenth  per  cent  of 
iron,  say  (as  such  a  proportion  per  bottle  would  be  as  nothing  in 
a  spoonfhl  of  medicine),  nevertheless  such  a  proportion,  or  any 

in°buant  it  at  ive  ^hnal  v"  m'atte^  'would  Play  thunder  with  the  chemist 
in  quantitative  analyses.  (Our  special  chanical  list  'is  now  in 

afrecewe^?  P  t9r’  and  We  have  noted  to  send  you  a  copy  as  soon 


(3) 


—  Thomas  A.  Edison  —  4 

as  yjLTILIZi  80rry  t0  hear  that  •V01J  have  bought  your  balances 
as  we  had  special  arrangements  by  which,  we  could  have  given  you 
20  per  cent  discount  on  anything  you  might  select. 

TVe  have  now  to  express  the  hope,  that  we  will  not  go  without 
r  -  f:  otlth  SUPLlyinfi  y0ur  noeds  in  some  particular.  It 
”„t™e  We  f®*  run  after  Vou,  but  you  have  been  in  our  house 
and  have  noted  the  careful  way  in. which  we  conduct  ,our  business 

you  should1ndtyhfrankly  that  W®  are  >1U®t  a  little  offendod  that 
W  have  come  t0  us  the  very  first.  If  we  wished  so 

an  horn  S“^ly  you>  xt  ls  beoau  se  you  have  by  patient  effort  gained 
an  honorable  name  in  science,  but  we  (since  1851  established Thave a47^£ 
in  seme  m^sure  assisted  the  advancement  of  knowledge  by  carefully  A 
looking  ouV  for  and  supplying  those  things  needed  by  research.  It  ' 

an  SiST^aV.?  thiS  h°USe’  n0t  t0  866  h-  «heS 

r  furnished  only,  but  t  o  see  as  well  how  good  it 

nnL1^!  furnia|?  the  article  good  has  been  our  first 


question,  and  still  we  are  able  in  almost  < 


/■ery  instance  to  keep 


And  besides  the  things  we  have  mentioned  there  is  oertainly°nc 

Berl  n  Snflilt9  h3ndle  ln  th8  line  °f  B“a"  Slass  waL”  Royal 
erlin  China,  filter  papers,,  nickel  ware,  glass  stop  cocks,  etc, 
etc,  are  the  very  best  that  can  be  procured  for  any  amount  of  mon- 


Awaitirig  your  advices  and  wishes,  we  are 


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Holyoke  Machine  Compan 
Holyoke,  Mass.,  U.  S.  A. 


Thomas  A.  Edison,  Esq., 

Edison's  Laboratory, 

Or  ant’s,  K. 

Dear  sir:- 

Yonr  favor  of  4th  inat.  is  duly  received,  and  with  thanks, 
we  enter  your  order  for  an  elevator,  which  will  have  our  prompt 
attention.  We  find  on  examining  the  sketch  sent  us  with  your 
favor  of  S$p  t  ,14th,  that  some  chanties  will  have  to  be  made  from 
the  plan  used  for  the  United  States  Electric  LiRht  Uompan*. 

In  order  to  place  all  the  driving  work  in  the  basement,,  it 
will  be  necessary  to  use  an  iron  grooved  drum  and  a  wire  cable, 
instead  of  manilla  ropes,  as  we  used  with  the  elevator  referred  to 
above.  The  latter,  however,  is  our  usual  arranr-ement ,  calculated 
with  an  ample  margin  of  strenrfth.  We  consider  it  perfectly  safe, 
and  have  no  doubt  you  would  find  it  satisfactory. 

In  making  the  plan  we  need  some  further  information.  Is  the 
well  hole  now  made?  If  so,  is  it  exactly  S'  x  6',  or  do  you  want 
the  elevator  car  made  6'  x  S',  which  would  require  a  little  larger 
hole?  How  far  down  in  the  basement  will  the  car  ro?  How  is 
the  well  hole  located  in  relation  to  the  upright  posts,  which  your 


Holyoke  Machine  Company, 
Holyoke,  Mass.,  U.  S.  A. 


It*?''* 


•07 


( Thomas  A.  Edison.^ 


sketch  shows,  and  how  far  is  it,  from  them’  What  is  the  distance 
between  the  side  of  the  posts  next  to  well  hole  and  wall  of  build- 
inr??  What  is  the  distance  between  the  brick  pier  in  the  basement 
and  the  wall  of  building?  As  your  sketch  shows  it,  the  pier 
would  seem  to  be  in  the  way  if  the  elevator  is  to  be  placed  as 
you  show  it.  Where  do  you  propose  to  locate  the  drivinp  shaft 
in  the  basement,  or  can  it  be  placed  wherever  we  desire’  On  re¬ 
ceipt  of  your  reply  we  will  immediately  make  the  plan,  and  submit 
it  to  you  for  approval,  and  awaiting  your  reply,  we  are 
Yours  very  truly, 


( Di ctated. 


/i-5-7  -/O'  o 


THE  EGAN  COMPANY, 

ImpEOV EID  ^.3STD  FA-TTl-M-nTg-n 

Wood  Working  Machinery 

PATENT  HANGERS,  SHAFTING,  COUPLINGS  AND  PULLEYS. 


232, 234, 236,  238, 240, 242, 244, 246, 248  & 250  W.  Front  St.  n.  .  ..  _  t1  ^  n 

sttnognphic  okuuoft.  Cincinnati,  0 I J .  S.  A. 


OCT.  7/87 


THOS. A. EDISON,  ESQ. 

E. NEWARK,  N.  J. 

DEAR  SIR;  — 

AS  WE  STATED  TO  YOU  IN  OUR  LAST,  WE  ARE  NOW 
PREPARED  TO  MAKE  YOU  THE  FOLLOWING  QUOTATIONS  ON  THE  MACHINERY 

that  YOU  asked  after  some  weeks  ago,  viz;-— 

ONE  DOUBLE  HORIZONTAL  BORING  MACHINE, COMPLETE  WITH  UNIVERSAL 

. . . . *125.00 

ONE  24  IN.  HAND  OR  BUZZ  PLANER  OR  JO  INTER  WITH  EXTRA  LONG 
TABLE,  PATENT  ADJUSTABLE  BEVELLED  FENCE  WITH  COUNTERSHAFT-  *175.00 
ONE  1*1  12  IN.  SWING  WOOD  LATHE  COMPLETE  WITH  ONE  STAND,  TWO 
SINGLE  T^S,  FACE  PLATE,  TWO  CEN TERS,  COUN TSRSH AFT  AND  SHIFTBR-S50. 00 
ONE  1*4  IS  IN.  SWING  WOOD  LATHE  OR  PATTERN  MAKERS  LATHE,  COM¬ 
PLETE  WITH  DOUBLE  ENDS, FORGED  STEEL  SPINDLE, GUN  METAL  BOXES,  TWO 
ZTAND3,  FOUR  RESTS,  TWO  FACE  PLATES,  TWO'  CENTERS, SCREW  CHUCK,  COUNTER¬ 
SHAFT  AND  SHIFTER,  AND  WITH  FLOOR  STAND  ON  THE  OUTER  END  WITH 
ADJUSTABLE  REST  THAT  TURNS  LARGE  CIRCLES-  -#95,00 

ONE  IMPROVED  VARIETY  SAW  WITH  PATENT  BEVELLED  TABLE,  THREE 
FENCES,  ONE  1-4  IN.  SAW  AND  COUNTERSHAFT  -  --  --  --  --  -  $110.00. 

ALL,., OF  THE  ABOVE  AMOUNTS  TO  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  - $555.00 

FROM  WHICH  WE  WILL  ALLOW  YOU  A  DISCOUNT  OF  30?*  AND  AN  EXTRA 

DISCOUNT  OP  3  l/ 3%  FOR  NET  CASH,  WHICH  IS--- _ $l8s  QO 

OR  NET,  -  - - - - I  "* - - 

*  ----------------  -$370.00 


ONE  1*2  1/2  PLANER  AND  SMOOTHER  COMPLETE 
PLANE  26  IN.  WIDE  AND  6  IN.  THICK-  -  -  -  -  - 
LESS  30*  DISCOUNT  AND  6*  EXTRA  POR  NET  CASH- 
EQUAL,  NET  CASH- 


WITH  COUNTERSHAFT  TO 
------  -$300.00 

-  -  *105.00 

- - *195. 


ONE  IMPROVED  1*3  PATENT  STRAIN  SCROLL  SAW 
INO  TABLE-  -  -  - 

LESS  35?*  AND  s%  EXTRA  FpR  NET  CASH-  ------ 


COMPLETE  WITH  TILT— 
------  -Si  15. 00 

-  S  46.00 

NET - «  69.00 


ONE1  UNIVERSAL  WOOD  WORKER  WITH  ONE  9  IN.  PLANING  HEAD,  ONE 
RABBITTING  head,  AND  ONE  JOINT  ING  HEAD  WITH  BITS  FOR  EACH  HEAD,  COM- 
PLETE  WITH  PATENT  ADJUSTABLE  BEVELLED  FENCE,  BO  TING  ATTACHMENT  AND 


THE  EGAN  COMPANY, 

IlvEiKRO'VIEID  ^.OSTID  IE?.  A  1-nTTTN.Tn-rFiT-i 

Wood  Working  Machinery, 

PATENT  HANGERS,  SHAFTING,  COUPLINGS  AND  PULLEYS. 


232, 234, 236,  238, 240, 242, 244, 246, 248  &  250  W.  Froqt  St, 


CinoinjMtti,  0.,  iJ,  8.  A 


-}-  THOS.  A.  EDISON,  ESQ.  *2.-;- 


C0UNTER3HAFT  -  -  -  -  - 

LESS  25%  AND  5 %  EXTRA  FOR  NET  CASH,  WHICH  IS 
OR  NET 

WE  HAVE  ALL  OF  THESE  MACHINES  ON  HAND  AND  CAN  SHIP  YOU 
PROMPTLY  AT  ONCE.  AS  WE  STATED  IN  OUR  PREVIOUS  CORRESPONDENCE 

THAT  WE  WOULD  BE  IN  A  POSITION  AT  ABOUT  THIS  TIME  TO  MAKE  YOU 
DOWER  QUOTATIONS,  WHICH  YOU  WILL  FIND  ON  COMPARING  WITH  PRICES 
QUOTED  YOU  HERETOFORE  ARE  CONSIDERABLY'  DOWER. 

OUR  MACHINERY  HAS  SUCH  A  FIND  REPUTATION  ADD  OVER  THE  UNITED 
STATED,  THAT  YOU  RUN  NO  RISK  WHATEVER  IN  ORDERING,  AND  OUR  GUARANTEE 
IS,  THAT  EACH  AND  EVERY  MACHINE  SHALL  BE  FIRST  CLASS  IN  EVERY 
PARTICULAR,  AND  TO  DO  ONLY  FIRST  CLASS  WORK  OR  NO  SALE, 

YOU  INTIMATED  THAT  YOUR  BUILDING  WOULD  HARDLY  BE  FINISHED 
BEFORE  OCT.  15TH.,  BUT  WE  PRESUME  THAT  YOU  WOULD  LIKE  TO  MAKE  YOUR 
ORDER  As  SOON  AS  POSSIBLE,  SO  THAT  THE  MACHINERY  WILL  COMB  TO  HAND 
AT  ABOUT  THE  TIME  YOU  WOULD  NEED  IT.  THIS  WOULD  GIVE  US  AN 
OPPORTUNITY  TO  GET  OUT  WHAT  YOU  DESIRE  AND  To  GIVE  IT  AN  EXTRA 
FINISH,  FOR  WE  ARE  LIKE  YOU,  SOMEWHAT  DESIROUS  OF  HAVING  EXTRA 
GOOD  WORK  IN  YOUR  LABORATORY. 

WE  SHOULD  BE  VERY  MUCH  PLEASED  TO  HEAR  FROM  YOU  AND  VERY  MUCH 
GRATIFIED  INDEED  TO  TAKE  YOUR  ORDER. 

AWAITING  YOUR  FAVORS, 

WE  REMAIN 


*350.00 

Iiq&lS a. 

-*245.00 


VERY  RESPECTFULLY  YOURS 


GEO.  A.  BARNARD, 

178  TEMPLE  COURT, 


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Mr.  Chas.  Batchelor, 

Edison*  s  laboratory, 

Orange,  N.  J. 

Dear  Sir, 

Answering  your  favors  of  the  7th  inst.  we  enclose 
herewith  a  plan  which  gives  the  dimensions  of  foundation  as 
required  for  your  42  in.  Planing  Machine.  V\r9  trust  this  will 

be  plain  to  you,  but  if  it  is  not  we  would  be  glad  to  give  any 
further  information  desired. 

As  to  the  foundation  bolts,  we  do  not  think  in  as  short  and 
stiff  a  machine  as  this,  that  they  will  be  required  if  the  machine 
is  carefully  placed  on  the  foundation  and  sulphured. 

As  stated  on  plan,  it  would  suit  us  very  much  better  to  have 
the  countershaft  placed  directly  over  the  machine,  and  in  the 
present  condition  of  work, wou  Id  bother  us  somewhat  to  alter  the 
shifting  lever  to  suit  the  angle  which  you  mention  in  your  letter. 
It  would  put  us  to  an  additional  expense  of  825.  to  make  the 
change,  and  we  would  ask  if  you  cannot  arrange  to  place  it  as 
indicated  on  our  plan. 


Yours  truly. 


I 


GAN  COMPANY. 

)"V'EID  -AJSTID  -b-1  As  n~l~Fn'N.T'  i  i  u  ;t-i 

Working  Machinery, 

IAHGERS,  SHAFTING,  COUPLINGS  AND  PULLEYS. 

OCT. 13/87 

l\  A 

E.T. GILLILAND,  ESQ. 

*40  WALL  ST.,  NEW  YORK. 

DEAR  SIRJ  — 

I  HAVE  YOURS  DATED  OCT.  3RD., POST  MARKED 
ON  ENVELOPE  OCT.  I ITH.  I  PRESUME  THIS  WAS  AN  ERROR  ON  YOUR 

^PART,  AS  YOU  CANNOT  VERY  WELL  WRITE  A  LETTER  ON  THE  DAY  IT  WAS 
RECElfko  AND  HAVE  IT  TRAVEL  EIGHT  HUNDRED  MILES.  I  NOTE  WHAT 

YOU  SAY  IN  REGARD  TO  THE  MACHINERY  POR  ED1SONS  NEW  LABORATORY,  AN D 
I  AM  VERY  MUCH  OBLIGED  FOR  THE  INTEREST  YOU  HAVE  TAKEN  IN  THE 
MATTER  in  SPEAKING  TO  MR.  EDISON  AND  MR.  BATCHELOR.  I  HAVE 

WRITTEN  TO  MR.  EDISON  AT  EAST  NEWARK,  G I VING  QUOTATIONS  WHICH 
AVERAGED  ON  WHAT  HE  WANTED  AT  LEAST  5%  LOWER  THAN  PREVIOUS  PRICES, 

AND  REQUESTED  THAT  IF  HE  WAS  IN  A  POSITION  TO  GIVE  US  AN  IMMEDIATE 
ORDER  FOR  SAME,  WE  WOULD  THEN  PUT  IN  OUR  BEST  EFFORTS  TOWARDS  GIVING 
AS  GOOD  A  FINISH  AS  WE  POSSIBLY  COULD, SO  THAT  THE  MACHINERY  WOULD 
STAND  UP  AS  EXTRA  FIRST  CLASS  IN  EVERY  PARTICULAR.  THIS  Wfi  DESIRE 
ON  OUR  PART,  SIMPLY  FOR  THE  REASON  THAT  MR.  EDISON  IN  HIS  LETTER 
TO  US,  EXPRESSED  A  WISH  TO  HAVE  HIS  LABORATORY  WELL  FITTED  OUT. 

Throughout,  and  as  the  machinery  is  wanxed  for  his  pattern  shop., 

IT  SHOULD  BE  AS  STRICTLY  FIRST  CLASS  AS  THE  SURROUNDINGS. 

WE  FEEL  THAT  THE  ADVERTISEMENT  FOR  US  IN  HAVING  MACHINERY  ? 

There  wuld  compensate  .somewhat  for  the  prices  we  have  given  him,  t 

WHICH  ARE  LOWER  THAN  ^USUALLY  GIVE  TO  OTHERS,  IN  FACT  THEY  ARE 

OUR  VERY  BEST  PISCOUNTs'tO  OUR  AGENTS.  YOU  CAN  SAY  TO  HIM,  THAT  ^ 

I  WILL,  SEE  TO_  ,THE  MATTER  'PERSONALLY,  THAT  THIS  MACHINERY  WILL  OO  TO  ^ 
HIM  IN  As  GO'O^J  SHAPE  .i'A^  WE'CAN  POSSIBLY  MAKE  IT,  FOR  I  AM  PARTICU-  ^ 
LAYLY  ANXIOUS  '  'fHAT’iIT  SHOULD  BE  A  <tl  IN  EVERY  WAY. 

1  LE%FRkRO\,'lYOUR  BP°THER  JIM,  IN  WHICH  HE  SPOKE  OF 

YOUR  FATI^ER'.I^OT  E^.ING  VERY-  WELL,  BUT  PRESUME  YOU  HAVE  HEARD  A  LITTLE 
LETER  AS  TO'Hl.S  BEllNG ‘b,ETTER.  SOMETIME  NEXT  WEEK,  I  WILL  WRITE 
YOU  A  PERSONAL‘‘LETTSR  AfeoUT’  SOME  PERSONAL  MATTERS  THAT  I  THINK  WILL 
INTEREST  YOU  VERY  Mui^H,FRp.M  THE  FACT  THAT  THEY  ARE  VERY  PROMISING 
AS  TO  PROFITABLE  ftESUlJfcs.  ■  IF  YOU  CAN,  IT  WILL  PLEASE  ME  TO  RE¬ 
CEIVE  This  ORDER  AS  soon  AS  (POSSIBLE  FOR  I  want  to  take  the  extra 
PAINS  WITH  IT, THAT  I  HAVE  STATED  ABOVE.  I  NOTE  YoUR  CLOSING 

PARAGRAPH,  AND  WILL  GIVE  IT  ATTENTION  AT  SOME  FUTURE  TIME  AND  HOPE 
TO  hear  FR<*j  You  at  an  early  date.  give  my  besj  REGARDS  to  • 

WIFE.  syr-fobi/ty  - 


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C.  H.  BROWN  &  CO., 

MANUFACTURERS  OF 

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Wa  have  your  favor  of  the  13th  last.,  and  will  construct 
the  42  in.  Planer  in  accordance  therewith. 


Yours  very  truly. 


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Dear  Sir; 

Your  goods  are  now  caning  in  quite  rapidly,  and 


v/e  are  passing  them  at  the  lowest  possible  rate  of  duty  and  giving 
them  our  careful  attention.  we  send:  you  to-day  a  blue  print  of 
a  hydraulic  press  from  the  Sociotc  “enevoise,  to  be  used  with  the 
Caillietet  apparatus.  We  should  be  pleased  to  furnish  you  this 
for  Fr.  300 •  We  think  you  will  find  it  a  very  good  one;  if  you  wish 
a  larger  one,  it  can  be  made  larger.  Will  you  kindly  return  us 
tie  'blue  print,  as  it  Is  the  only  one  we  have,  we  had  one  of 
these  presses  made  for  the  caillietet  Apparatus  which  v/e  furnished 
to  the  University  of  California. 

In  your  letter  of  13:  e  3rd.  inst .  you  'aid  that  you  would  bo 
ready  for  your  apparatus  about  the  16th.  or  18tli.  We  would  like 
to  know  if  you  are  ready  that  we  should  forward  it  now.  we  expect 
to  take  advantage  of  your  kind  offtrto  allow  us  to  exhibit  some  of 


the  instruments  at  the  Electrical  Exhibition;  but  we  w ill  not  bo' 

l'  *  :  ■  t  .-nf:  ■■  t  Lontn--  £.t  •  i 

aijle  to  exhibit  some  of  the  larger  pieces  on  account  of  not 

’tr/i.-ito;.-  'iO.i  v;uv. 

having  laige  enough  cases. 

•.oy  ■ 

0 .H ■  Rich§  ritson  is  no  longer  with  us,  and  we  will  be  glad  to  hae 
you  address  all  ijroup  letters  In  re  gam  to  these  matters,  diifdct  to 
the  film.  we  will  give  them  the  most  careful  attention. 

We  send  yo«  to-day  the  circulars  of  Sir  William  Thomson's  New 
Ins  t  ruin  ait  s ,  w  hi  c  h  v/o  do  not  peme  mber  hvinfe  sen*  you  before,  e 
should  be  pleased  to  f vanish  you  any  of  tliase.  When  our  Mr.  Walton 
was  in  Glasgow,  he  made  ai  arrangement  with  Sir  William  Th  omson, 
to  be  truk  his  sole  agents,  here,  and  Sir  William  was  quite  enthusi¬ 
astic  over  the  future  of  these  as  being  used  for  standards. 

We  also  call  your  attention  to  a  nav  registering  Apparatus  of 
Edeimann's,  of  which  we  -end  you  a  photograph.  v/e  should  be 
pleased  to  order  any  of  these. 

We  would  mention  here,  that  in  two  or  three  cases  we  find  there 
have  been  slight  advances  on  the  prices  of  apparatus  ordered  by 
you,  owing  to  improvements;  we  slopes  e  the  t  this  will  mate  no  dif¬ 
ference  to- you,  but  think  it  well  to  mention  it,  as  the  changes 
load  not  of  course,  been  made  in  the  catalogues  which  we  sent  you, 
and  were  not  known  to  us. 

We  understand  from  J.C. English  and  C.H. Richards on,  that  the 
chemical  orde  r  whi  ch  you  gave  t  o  us  was  intended  personally  for  J. 

C. English,  and  is  therefore  to  be  transferred  to  him.  We  are  per- 
f.tly  Satisfied  that  this  AoUw'b.  .0,  but  M  slM  t0 

«  »«.  that' we  „„  tnt,  the 


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Mr.  Geo.  Place, 

Hew  York  City. 
Dear  Sir:-, 


In  accordance  with  your  request  we  enclose  you  herewith  blue 
prints  showing  foundation  plans  of  the  machinery  ordered  by  Mr  T.  A. 
Edison.  You  will  observe  that  we  have*  sent ;  blue  prints  of  the  Double 
Circular  Saw  Table  with  the  countershaft  arranged  under  the  floor, 
directly  under  the  machine,  and  also  placed  on. the  same  floor  on  which 
the  machine  rests  and  using  a  tightener.  We  do  not'„ know  which  way  Mr 
Edison  proposes  to  drive  this  machine.  If  he  wishes  to  place  the  eoun 
tershaft  on  the  floor  it  will  be  necessary  for  him  to  have  the  Idler 
that  we  have  shown  in  the  blue  print,  which  is  $10  extra  on  the  list 
price.  We  call  your  attention  to  this  matter,  think  you  pould  prefer 
to  have  this  matter  fully  understood  by  Mr  Edison  before  we  ship  the 
machine.  Please  let  us  hear  from  you  at  the  earliest  opportunity  ,,t  as 

if  the  Idler  is  required  it  will  have  to  be  made.  We  have  the  machine 
on  hand  but  have  not  completed  the  Idler.  y0urs  Truly, 


Ao  BJCjAUMBKOB,  /*>? -*>-** 

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— <ffpATENT COTTON-LEATHER . BELTING#- 

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SPECIAL  ELECTRIC  LIGHT  BELTS,  Telephone  161  Nassau. 

okw  October  20th  1887. _ 

Chas.  Bachelor,  Esq., 

c/o  Edison  Laboratory, 

Orange,  N.  J., 

Dear  Sir:- 

I  called  to  see  you,  both  at  your  office  and  at  the 
new  building  that  Mr.  Edison  is  erecting  at  Orange,  N.  J.,  but  failed 
to  meet  you.  I  wished  to  talk  over  the  matter  of  bolting  the  new 

factory  with  you  and  to  call  your  attention  to  the  tests  made  by  Sam/i 
Webber,  Esq.  (of  our  society)  last  winter.  These  tests  show  the 
difference  as  to  the  driving  capacity  of  the  different  kinds  of  belt¬ 
ing  made;  also  I  wished,  to  give  you  an  idea  as  to  how  many  of  these 
belts  we  have  in  use  and  are  constantly  making.  I  understand  that 

you  have  already  talked  with  our  Mr.  Laurence  of  N.Y.  and  trust  that 
when  you,  come  to  look  over  and  decide  upon  the  matter,  you  will  favor 
us  with  your  order.  If  we  are  thus  favored,  we  shall  take  pleas¬ 

ure  in  placing  all  of  the  belts  throughout  the  the  factory  upon  the 
pulleys  free  of  expense  to  you  and  v/ilL  guarantee  that  they  wi  11  prove 
in  every  way  satisfactory  and  be  equal  to,  or  better  than  any  leather 
bolt  you  could  purchase.  This  belt  has  been  used  a  number  of  years, 
its  use  and  sale  constantly  increasing  and  we  firmly  believe  that  we 


have  the  best  article  in  the  market. 


A.  BjliSiH®®. 

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fTpATENT  COTTON-LEATHER  BELTING-^ 

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SPECIAL  ELECTRIC  LIGHT  BELTS, 


October  20th _ ,1887.. 


Should  you  at  any  tine  desire  to  meet  me  and  talk t the  mat- 
ter  over,  I  \vould  be  pleased  to  do  so. 

Awaiting  your  reply,  I  remain, 

Yours  truly, 


(Signed) . 


p.  H.  Underwood,  Preset. 


The  above  is  a  copy  of  letter  directed  to  you  by  Mr.  P.  H.  Underwood, 
Pres' t, to  your  New  York  address,  but  thinking  that  perhaps  a  delay 
lldGht  be  occasioned  by  seidiitf  .it  there,  I  took  the  liberty  of  address- 


ing  you  at  the  above  address. 

Hoping  to  hear  favorably  from  you,  I  am, 

•  Very  tnily  yours, 


i'fih  Pt-rs'^l 


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October . 28  th  1887. . 


Edison's  Laboratory, 


I  have  no  desire  to  annoy  you  with  repeated  communica¬ 
tions  in  relation  to  the  order  for  the  belting  for  the  Laboratory  whih 
has  been  kindly  awarded  me,  but  as  these  belts  are  to  be  made  speci¬ 
ally  for  you  and  out  of  the  new  cotton  a  sample  of  which  you  were 
shown,  I  should  be  obliged  if  you  would  kindly  send  me  the  approximate 
lengths  and  thus  save  tii*  for  you  will  undoubtedly  require  them  in  a 
hurry  eventuall  y.  If  you  can  ac  comodate  me  with  the  desired  infor¬ 
mation,  please  also  state  tiiich  are  the  dynano  belts  and  which  the 
engine  belts  and  counter  and  whidi  of  the  counter  and  engine  belts 
you  wish  to  have  made  endless  on  your  pulleys  instead  of  making,  them 


sry  truly  yours. 


such  at 


924  Chestnut  Street, 

fftgmulxi 

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Sole  Agents  for  TH.  &  H,  DUBOBOQ,  VERDIN,  I 


dot.  29tll. 1887. 


Thomas  A.Ediso'^:' 

Orange,  N.J. 

Dear  Sir; 

;  we  enclose  you  the  bills  for  tie  apparatus 
imported  for  you  which  we  are  now  holding  for  you;  we  shouldbe 
glad  to  receive  a  check  for  tin  whole  or  a  part  of  this  amount.. 

We  have  thought  it  best  to  insure' for  three  months  for  the 
amount  of  this  bill  as  we  will  have  *m»x*gx±*  apparatus  coming  in 
for  you  all  the  time  and  waiting  here,  and  since  we  are  like *y  to 
have  considerable  in  the  store  for  you,  this  wil*  coyer  it.  We  en 
close  you  a  bill  of  the  onount  we  have  pa-i^vhi  oh  we  would  like  you 
to  return  after  having  examined  it.  - 


yery  Respeotfully 


^  you  kindly  ad  visa  ma  by  return  nail 
in  what  manner  you  propose  to  locate  the  Double  Saw.  This  infor¬ 
mation  is  nesessary  in  order  that  we  nay  ship  the  machine  ri git,  I 
believe  Mr.  Livor  left  a  letter  from  J.  A,  Fay  *  Oo.  in  which  that 
matter  is  referred  to,  as  we  have  all  that  Machinery  about  ready  to 


A.  33. 


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PATENT  COTTON-LEATHER  BELTING  • 


SPECIAL  ELECTRIC  LICHT  BELTS, 


Thomas  A.  Edison,  Esq., 

Laboratory,  Orange,  N.  J., 
Dear  Sirj- 


_ October  31 st  1887. 


Your  esteemed  favors  of  the  28th  and  29th  insts  are 
at  hand  rath  Orders  1746  and  1750  inclosed  for  which  please  accept 
thanks.  I  will'have  these  belts  shipped  you  as  soon  as  possible 

and  will  hurry  forward  their  manufacture  to  that  end. 

As  suggested  in  a  previous  letter,  I  trust  you  will  be 
enabled  to  let  me  know  the  approximate  lengths  even  if  not  to  wi.thin 
10  or  15  feet  of  the  correct  lengths  so  that  I  can  have  the  the  cot- 
tonwoven  and  thus  save  delay  when  you  send  me  the  correct  lengths 
later.  Permit  me  to  also  suggest  that  you  mention  on  the  order  if 
the  belts  are  shifting,  that  is,  are  moved  from  a  tight  to  a  loose 
pulley  by  means  of  an  iron  shifter. 

With  thanks  for  your  favors,  I  remain, 

Very  truly  yours, 


Jftl'/O -3/ 


GEO.  A.  BARNARD, 

176  TEMPLE  COURT, 


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PLAIN  AND  CORRUGATED  SEAMLESS  TUBING,  SOLID  CORD  AND  OTHER  l/l 
PATENTED 

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"r.  Oh as.  Batchelor, 

Edison's  Laboratory, 
Orantfe,  N.  .T. 

Dear  Sir:- 


Nov.4t,h,  1887. 


Your  favor  of  Bnd  inst.  is  duly  received  and  noted.  The 
«8"  pulleys,  shown  on  the  plan  which  we  sent  you,  should  make  not 
over  T70  revolution^per  minute.  The  two  4"  belts  run  from  the 
same  pulley  or  drum,  one  belt  beinfi  open  and  the  other  crossed. 

The  drum  should  be  about  the  same  diameter  as  the  elevator  pulleys 
referred  to  above. 


Yours  very  truly. 


( Dictated. 


We  have  received  your  order  far  the  Hydraulic 


Press  which  will  be  sent  out  to-day 

You  will  remember  that  your  ordered  f r oir.  fiheSociote  an  Astro¬ 
nomical  Spectroscope  which  they  wecre  not  to  finish  till  the  size 
was  given  them  for  making  tin  arrangement  to  attach  :to  your  tele¬ 
scope.  This  they  say  is  waiting  for  this  size,  so  that  as  soon  as 
you  can  give  this  to  us,  we  will  forward  it,  &nd  the  instrument 
will  be  readsu 

Very  Respectfully 

“ames  W.Queen  &  Co, 

Per_/j - 

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PATENT  COTTON-LEATHER  BELTING 


SPECIAL  ELECTRIC  LIGHT  BELTS, 


(?/L>J  November  5th  1887. _ 

Mr.  Chas.  Batchelor, 

Edison'’  s  Laboratory, 

Orange,  N,  J. , 

Dear  Sirj- 

Kindly  inform  me  whai  you  wi  11  be  ready  for  the  belts 
which  you  have  ordered.  Mr.  F.  II.  Underwood  states  that  he  has  the 
Cotton  nearly  woven  and  if  it  is  possible  for  you  to  do  so,  ,  he  would 
like  you  to  wait  until  next  Monday  the  14th  when  he  vail  have  them 
already  for  you.  If  you  find  it  impossible  to  wait  until  that  time, 
a  temporary  belt  will  be  sent/Vou  to  use  until  tic  belts  are  ready. 

In  order  to  anymore  delay  than  is  absolutaiy  neces-ii 

sary  I  should  l^pls^ed  j|^pBve  you  send  me  the  approximate  lengths 
of  the  ftma|^^b^^f|d/J)^tha t  I  can  have  them  woven.  Do  not  forget  the 


Very  tiuly  yours, 


PRACTICAL  PLUMBERS,  STEAM  AND  CAS  FITTERS,  I 


Office  of 


Manning,  Maxwell  &  Moore, 

Railway  and  Machinists’  Tools  and  Supplies, 

Nos.  11  I  &  1  13  LIBERTY  STREET. 


Subject*. 


Chas.  Batchelor,  Esq., 

'%  Edison  Labratory, 


Dear  Sir 


Orange ,  N.J. 


Novr  10th,  1887. 


By  request  of  your  Mr  H.M.Livor,  we  give  you  herewith 
speed  of  countershaft  for  Putnam  lathe,  as  follows 
For  the  30*  Lathe  would  recommend  forward  to  run  80  rev. per  min. 
If  you  use  tie  bac Icing  pulley,  100  rev.  per  minute. 

For  the  60*  Lathe!,  forward  would  advise  fOr  it  60  rev.  a  mi'nut'e 
And  for  the  backing,  if  use  it,  70  rev.  a  minute. 

Trusting  that  this  information  will  enable  you  to  get 
out  your  main  pulleys,  ve  are 
-  Very  respectfully  yours, 


A.  B.  AYERS, 
PITCH  PINE, 


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Instruments,  Batteries,  Insulated  Wires, 
and  Line  Equipment, 

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FACTORY, 


Nov.  12  th.'  7 


Mr.  Thomas  A.  Jidis  on, 

Orange, 

N.J. 

Dear  Sir:- 

We  enclose  you  bill  for  goods  ordered  to 
be  delivered  about  Nov. 10th.  on  which  we  made  you 
quotations  and  were  successful. 

We  also  made  you  quotations  in  Sepetember  for  a 
large  lot  of  goods  and  we  should  like  to  have  the 
order  placed  with  us  or  the  part  on  which  we 
successfully  bid.  We. remain 


Y ours  truly , 


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0NDERWOOD  Mfg  ^ 

—^PATENT  COTTON-^LEflTHER . BELnWG%^ 

SPECIAL  ELECTRIC  LIGHT  BELTS,  Telephone  1BI  Nassau. 

LACE  LEATHER,  Etc. 

Cfcw  (fertsi Novem»  17  th  1887. 

Mr.  Chas.  Batchelor, 

Laboratory  of  Thos.  A.  Edison, 

Orange,  N. 

Dear  Sir:- 

In  answer  to  yours  of  the  15th  inst.  jugt  to  hand 
would  say  that  niy  last  advices  from  the  factory  were  to  the  effect 
that  the  belts  would  be  shipped  you  during  this  week.  I  will  however 
call  their  attention  to  the  fact  that  you  have  desired  an  early  de¬ 
livery  of  the  same  and  have  them  pushed  forward  with  all  possible 
dispatch. 


Very  truly  yours, 


ready  for  them  to  be  put  on  so  that  I  can  send  a  man  for  that  purpose. 


Mr.  Thos.  A,  Edison, 

Orange,  N.J. 


Dear  Sir, 

Answering  you  ns  of  the  14th  in  at.,  your  No.  2  Horizon¬ 
tal  Boring  Machine  will  be  ready  in  about  one  week;  20  and  42  in. 
Planijjg  Machines  early  next  month,  and  6ft.  Universal  Radial  Drill¬ 
ing  Machine  the  latter  part  of  next  month. 

We  had  hoped  to  have  the  Radial  Drilling  Machine  ready  in 
time  to  go  f oi-ward  with  the  other  tools,  but  have  not  been  able 
to  produce  castings  as  rapidly  as  we  had  calculated  upon,-  due 
to  the  erection  of  a  new  Foundry  building.  This  has  interfered 
materially  with  our  output,  but  as  our  new  Foundry  is  about  finish¬ 
ed  we  will  be  prepared  in  the  future  to  deliver  more  promptly. 

We  trust,  however,  the  machines  will  reach  you  in  time  for 
your  purposes,  and  remain 


(Ul  /Jeu^  A1"  *  y 


PATENT  COTTON-LEATHER  BELTING 


Novcm.  19  th  1887. 

fr.  Chas.  Batchelor, 

Edison's  Laboratory,  Orange,  N.  J. , 
l  Dear  Sir;- 


Answering  yours  of  the  18th  inst.  would  say  that 
I  have  telegraphed  our  Company  at  Tolland  to  send  you  what  belts  , 
they  can  and  in  event  of  their  not  having  the  16  inch  belt  ready  to 
send  you  a  temporary  belt  . 

I  trust  that  by  these  means  we  shalih  be  enabled  to  fill  your 
orders  temporarily  while  the  Cotton  that  wo  are  to  make  your  belts 
from  is  being  thoroughly  prepared. 

Very  truly  yours, 


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Thomas  A.  Edison,  Esq., 
Orange,  N.J., 
Dear  Sir;  — 


November  21,  1887. 


We  were  aware  that  we  did  not  fill  your  order.  We 
sent  you  what  we  had,  because  we  thought  you  might  make  use  of 
them;  the  balance  came  through  from  our  Factory,  and  were  for¬ 
warded  on  Saturday  last. 

Fespect fully. 


The  Edison  Lamp  Co., 

'/v/jti  ZZZ Z, . JIOv . 33r...87 . 


Chas.  Batchelor,  ^sq. 


v/e  have  referred  your  letter 
the  Standard  Thermometer  Go.,  Peabody,  Mass.,  who  will  quote 
u  prices  and  send  you  full  particulars  regarding  circular 


j  /  THE  WESTERN  UltflQIff  TELEGRAPH  COMPAMY, 


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Dictated  by  MB*  Bates. 

Edison' s  laboratory, 
flefttlemen!-- 

ffe  are  directed  by  your  office  at  Scheneetady,  N.Y. 

On  order  No.  7476,  to  send  to  Edison's  laboratory,  Orange,  N-T. 
one  barrel  each  of  Cylinder  and  Machinery  Oils.  They  gave 
no  directions  how  to  send  the  oil  to  you,  nor  any  further 
address  than  we  give.  we  think,  however  .that  it  is  intended 
for  your  place  at  Llewellyn  Park,  where?,  from  newspaper  reports  . 
vre  know  yOb  are  located.  We  sent  the  oil  by  Bray's  Express, 
who  should  deliver  it  to  you  in  good  order  at  your  factory, for 
not  over  7S  cent s  per  barrel* 

Trusting  all  will  be  satisfactory  to  you,  we  are 


•  ■ 

©«icc  of  p;  xx,  F.  BK.  BOOVB, 


^f0RCE  1§LA5T  1|lOWERS,  jpO! 


pORTABLE  ^ORQES, 

AND  GAS  EXHAUSTERS,. 

r1  ,,  /  0onnersville.  ^U.tOfL3kJ(L. /8S-] 

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as  per  your  order  of 
w7de7b  we  s7dp  t7ds  day,  v 


a,nd  trust  the  same  will  eome  promptly  to  land-  and 
in  yood  order. 

We  s7,all  < ie  pleased  to  hearfrom  you  as  to  the 

operation  and  result  of  the . . _ 

as  soon  as  started  and  tested. 

Stfopiny  to  le  favored  with/  your  further  orders. 


Shours.  vert/  respectfully. 

•■’P.H.&  F.  '■ 


Yl  Roots  Co., 


<'f§e<n4vc-)itvt^e,  O $-ne/.,  ^YaoZ: 
Eechiveid,  IN  GOOD  ORDER  AND  CONDITION,'  « 

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tzi/tcj/ed  de'/£ta/  <ce/£-vc-iec/<.ij,  ■7t/£ca.  oopff&'ide.'),. 


ahd  'Conditions  of  this 
Company’s Billof Lad-  . 

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Holyoke  Machine  Compan 
Holyoke,  Mass.,  U.S.  A. 


Mr.  nhns .  Batchelor, 

Edison's  Laboratory, 

OraiiRe,  K.  . 

Hoar  Sir:- 


Noy.HKt.h,  T8M7. 


Tn  reply  to  your  favor  of  Mfith  inst.,  just  received,  w 
have  to  say  that,  we  have  ordered  a  car  in  which  to  ship  your  el 
vator,  and  expect,  to  receive  it  tomorrow,  and  will  ship  the  ele 
vator  as  soon  as  it  can  be  loaded.  As  soon  as  it  reaches  you, 
will  send  a  competent  man  to  set  it  up. 

Yours  very  truly, 


F.O.BoxUlO. 


3DZE3-ST  STEAH; 

Mln-ss  all  Camnumicatiim  hi  the  Companr. 


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Wood  Working  Machinery. 

PATENT  HANGERS,  SHAFTING,  COUPLINGS  AND  PULLEYS. 

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HOLYOKE  MACHINE  COMPANY, 


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Dear  Sir:  • 

Mr.  J.  C.  English  has  just  left  with  us,  your  order 


for  Chances  Optical  glass,  say  first  quality  Discs,  plates  for 
cutting  up,  microscopic  glass,  French  Plate  glass  of  various 
thicknesses,  and  small  silvered  French  plates.  The  Optical  and 
Microscopic  glass  we  will  order  from  the  factory,  by  the  first 


mail,  and  have  shipments  as  early  as  compatible  with  the  produc¬ 
tion  of  fine  goods.  -/^Ar a*^/^^*-***^ — 

Yours  very  truly, ... 


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Mr.  Thomas  A.  Edison, 

Orange,  N,J« 

Dear  Sir,- 

Your  valued  favor  of  the  2nd  irist.  is  at  hand.  We  send 
you  in  this  mail  "a  sample  of  our  2  1/2  inch  4  ply  White  Anchor  fire 
hose  and  quote  complete -with  best  patent  couplings,  $1,  per  foot, 
or  95  ots,  without  less  10  %,  It  is  warranted  for  three  years 
against  defect  of  materials  and  manufacture,  although  its  average 
life  is  much  longer,  We  have  numerous  instances  on  record  where 
it  has  been  in  service  from 'nine  to  el  dv'eh  years ''.and  is  still  in 
good  condition.  It  is  guaranteed  to' withstand,  a  water  pressure  of 
400  lbs,  to  the  square  inch*  This  hose  ia  iiiade  upon  honor  all 
the  way  through,  of  the  finest  materials  that  can  be  procured. 
Quality  is  the  first  and  only  consideration.  We  sell  it  entirely 
upon  its  merits  without  references  to  the  prices  charged  by  others. 
It  is  especially  adapted  to 'the  protection  of  buildings,  manufac¬ 
turing  plants,  etc.  Being  of  high  quality  it  will  not  deteriorate 
with  age  of  storage.  No  matter  how  long  it  may  remain  unused  it 
can  always  be  relied  upon  when  the  emergency  comes.  We  offer  it 
to  you  with  the  strongest  possible  recommendations*  -By^cohcuf- 
rent  post  we  send  a  descriptive  pamphlet  in.  which ‘the  sp'eeial'.yr'-'’- 


/*■*;- /a* or 


t.  a.  e.  4z  '; 

advantage  and  merits  of  this  brand  are  fully  di^ased.  Where 
the  hose-  is  well  taken  care  of  and  is  not  subjected  to  rough  usage 
as  in  fire  departments,  we  usually  recommend  3  ply  as  it  will  with¬ 
stand  a  water  pressure  of  250  lbs,  to  the  square  inch.  Being 

lighter  than  4  ply  it  is  more  pliable  and  easier  to  handle.  The 
price  for  2  1/2  inch  3  ply,  complete  with  couplings  is  75  cts.  per 
foot  net  or  70  cts.  without. 

We  will  furnish  11/4  inch  4  ply,  complete  with  couplings,  at 
47  cts.  per  foot  net.  3  ply  38  cts.  This  size  is  made  of  pre¬ 
cisely  the  same  stock  as  2  1/2  inch. 

We  also  send  you  .a  . sample  of  our  2  1/2  inch  4  ply  Extra  War¬ 
ranted  brand  and  quote  complete  with  best  patent  couplings,  67  1/2 
cts.per  foot  net?r62  1/2  cts.  without.  This  hose  is  made  of  ex¬ 
cellent  materials  and  is  a  . first  class  article  in  every  respect. 
There,  is  nothing  better. in  the  market .White  Anchor  excepted,  and  it 
will  be  sure  to  do  good  service.  Ll/4  inch  4  ply  coupled,  will 
cost  34  cts.  per  foot  net. 

If  the  hose  is  for  fire  protection  we  should  by  all  means 
■recommend  you  to  buy  White  Anchor.  The  first  cost  may  *eem  some¬ 
what  high,  but  on  account  of  its  great  durability  you  will  certain- 
ly  find  it  to  be  the  most  economical  in  the  end.  We  give' you  our 
tfshurance  that  it  is  the  best  hose  for' this  purpose  that  can  be 


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male.  ■  If, you  simply  wish  it  for  conducting  cold  wat.er,  then  our 
Extra  Warranted  will  satisfactorily  meotyour  requirements. 

Play  pipes  will  cost  extra,  as  follows: - 
Plain;  braSs  with  fixed  nozzles , 

20*  long,  $2,65  each, 

30*  long,  5.00  each, 

36*  long,  5*75; each. 

Screw  nozzles  with  met.al  swivel  handles, 

20*  long,  $5*30  each, 

30*  long,  8.35  each 
36*  long,  9.00  each. 

One  nozzle  goes  with  each  pipe.  Ex$ra  nozzles  are  worth  $1.50 
each. 

With  the  view  of  securing  your  order  we  have  given  you  abso¬ 
lutely  bottom  prices  for  the  quality  of  hose  we  offer  and  sincerely 
trust  you  will  find  them  satisfactory.  In  case  you  favor  us  with 
the  order  it  will  tie  necessary  for  Usto  have  a  sample  of  the  2  l/2 
inch  and  1  1/4  Kennedy  gate  valves  so  that  we  can  make  the  thread 
of  the  new  couplings  to  rijatoh^'  Hoping  that  we  mky  be  so  fortunate 

as  to-  secure  your  o.rder,' we  remain 

Very  truly  yours 

-  o  „•  ..  .  The  B.  P.  Goodrich  Co.  J. 

P.s.Hose  is  never  made  in  seetions  longer  thari  50  ft.  and  it 
^1.  ^ir0f°re  -1?®'  impossible  for  us  to  furnibh  it  in  75  foot  ' 
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Celluloid  Manufacturing  Co, 


5  FERRY  STREET,  (P.  0.  Box  55,) 


l’hos. A. Edison, Esq.  , 


Your  favor (of  no  date  )is  received.  we  can  give  you 
the  transparent  celluloid  in  sheets  and  rods, as  you  indicate, and 
the  prioe  would  be  $1.50  per  pound.  We  would  suggest , however , 
that, before  ordering, it  would  be  well  for  you  to  see  our  Mr.Leffei 
as  he  has  probably  experimented  in  the  same  direction  which  you 
propose, and  his  experience  might  be  of  value  to  you. 


QuuiZ- 


HOLYOKE  MACHINE  CO., 

IXOLYOKE,  MASS. 


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Ediscn’s  Laboratory, 

Orange,  N.  J. 

Gentlemen, 

Acknowledging  receipt  of  yours  of  the  7th  inst.,  w, 
enclose  a  diagram  of  our  No.  2  Horizontal  Boring  &  Drilling 
Machine,  which  shows  the  number  of  revolutions  of  the  counter¬ 
shaft,  space  occupied,  etc. 


Office  of 


The  Ashcroft  Ufa.  Co. 
ne^OinsolldaM Sqfetjt  Fj in  Co. 

J/r o d \jE me rj'crl lifting  J/fl Ch'u. 
Page  /Jolting  Co. 

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_  _  .  American  Tool  and  Ma 

Manning,  Maxwell  &  Moore,  ~|§|§| 

Bralna?d^Mlft?ng*ilach 

Railway  and  Machinists'  Tools  and  Supplies, 

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Morgan,  WIlUame  A  C 

mem, Stationary  <fc  T 

Nos.  I  11  &  !  13  LIBERTY  STREET. 

n'nlrSSPralft'aldD 


Deer  8th,  1887. 


The  Edison  labratory , 

Orange,  N.J. 


Your  favor  of  blank  date  was  duly  received  by  ub 
on  the  6th,  The  canplaiht  about  the  Heater  received  our  prompt 
attention,  and  it  seems  that  Mr  Hohenstein  has  visited  you 
and  arranged  to  correct  the  troubles,  and  informed  you  about  v&im 
the  new  Heater  would  be  delivered. 


Yours  resDeet  ftill  v 


T»A,Edisonj 

'  Orange,  N.J. 

Dear  Sir; 

we  regret  to  have  to  tell  you  that  our  English 
agent  writes  us  that  Sennett  cannot  be  found,  so’ttet  it  is  impos¬ 
sible  now  to  fill  the  order  for  Ayrton  &  perry  Dispersion  Photome¬ 
ter. 

Very  Respectfully 

james  W,Queen  ■  Co. 


o-f. 

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Thomas  A.  Edison  Esq. 

Orange,  N.  J. 

Dear-Sir:- 

Yoar  favor  of  the  7th  just  at  hand.  Having  oonplet- 

ed  and  carefully  p  aoked  the  instruments  embraced  in  your  order  we 
availed  ourselves  of  an  opportunity  to  send  them  to  New  York  by  a 
Barge  and.  they  are  safely  stored  at  365  West  St.- New  York..  We 
enclose  an  order  for  them  and  reject  fully  suggest,  that  as  you  are 
now  ready  for  them, if  you  would  send  an  express  wagon  which  could 
deliver  them  at  your  1  abo rate ry, the  risk  of  danage  in  handling  and 
in  trance rtation  will  be  greatly  diminished.  Ve  also  enclose 

a  list  of  the  contents  of  each  p  aokage  sent  New  York,  also  net 
invoice.-  The  Shunt  for  the  ?D4”gaiv.  and  the  set  of  extra  coils 

for  “D3"gai vs.  and  the  3-8ths  gal v. mirrors  we  find  were  omitted; . 

The  two  former  we  will  ship  you  be  express.  . . The  mirrors  as  soon . 

as  we  can  get  them  from  England.  We  have  had  two  lots  made  for 

you  but  neither  of  them  were  good  enough  to  ship  you.  We -hope . - 

..that  you  will  p  ardon  this  del  ay  ^  we  really  could  not  help  it.  . 

Hoping  that  you  will  find  the  goods  satisfactory, we  are, 

- -  Yours  respeotfully,  _ _ ' _ 


A.  33.  ILAIJMEM] 


rvU&  UNDERWOOD  Mfg 

i-*7*  ^MFRS.  OP^ 


CO. 


♦  PATENT  COTTON-LEATHER  BELTING 

— .  - - 


SPECIAL  ELECTRIC  LIGHT  BELTS. 

LACE  LEATHER,  Etc. 

Decem»  8th  1887. 

Chas.  Batchelor,  Esq., 

Laboratory  of  Thos.  A.  Edison, 

Orange ,  N.  J. , 

Dear  Sir: - 

1  Your  esteemed  order  favor  of  the  7th  inst.  is  at  hand 
and  I  have  ordered  the  belts  to  be  sent  direct  from  our  factory  to 
you  and  I  will  have  them  rushed  forward  as  fast  as  possible. 

Presuming  that  you  are  not  now  using  my  clamp  box,  I  shall 
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you  find  it  convenient  to  do  so  and  oblige, 

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Laboratory  of  Thomas  A.  Edison, 

Orange,  N.  J. 

Dear  Sir:- 

We  do  not  on  the  dial  of  our  Watchman's  Clock,  indi¬ 
cate  from  what  station  the  watchman,  sends  the  signal,  but  v/e  have 
connected  with  the  dock  a  station  box  as  we  call  it,  which  regis¬ 
ters  in  itself  every  time  it  is  visited,  and  would  register  the 
same  whether  the  clock  is  working  or  not.  In  this  way  wo  got  a 
double  check  from  the  watchman;  that  is,  the  clock  dial  and  the 
register  of  the  boxes  must  tally  the  number  of  punctures*  Th^se 
°°  s0  arranged  some  time  so  that  they  must  be  visited  in 
people  prefer. 

Yours  very  truly, 

New  Haven  Clock  Co. 


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Mr.  T.  A.  Edison* 

orange,  N.J. 

Dear  Sir, 

Answering  yours  of  the  9th  inst. ,  would  say  that  we 
do  not  furnish  with  our  Horizontal  Boring  g  Drilling. Machines  the 
bushing  referred  to  in  bearihg  of  yoke  for  supporting  the  boring, 
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Mr.Thos. A. Edison, 

Orange ,N.  J. 

Dear  Sir; 

We  have  entered  your  order  for  transparent  sheet  and  rod. 
As  we  shut  down" bet ween  the  holidays, we  shall  not  be  able  to  fill 
the  order  before  the  New  Year.  Shall  we  bill  the  material  to  the 
Electric  Lamp  Co., or  to  you  individually.? 

Yours, truly, 

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r.  Dei?.  14th 


Mr.  Thomas  A.  Edison, 

Orange,  N.J. 

Dear  Sir,- 

•  Your  esteemed  favor  of  the  10th  inp*.  *p  ai^hwf 
note  that  the  Extra  Warranted  hose  will  answer  youf  propose.  VS(e  - 
enter  with  thanks  the  order,  as  specified.  We  wijl  at  once  have 
the  couplings  for  the  2  1/2  •  and  1  l/f. *  made,  and  will  out  the 
thread  to  the  drawing  you  Bend.  We  await  the  sketch  for  the 
thread  for  2  ■  couplings  and  as  soon  as  it  is  received  we  will  have 
this  size  made. 

Replying  to  your  inquiry  as  to  which  is  the  best  way  to  lay 
the  hose  up,,  would  say  that  the  easiest  method  is  to  coil  it  upon  a 
shelf  built  for  the  purpose  at  a  convenient,  height  with  the  end 
attached  to  the  stand  pipe.  Then  if  you  have  occasion  to  use  only 
a  portion  of  the  hose  you  can  do  so  without  taking  it  all  down,  as 
the  water  will  pass  through  it  readily. 

We  await  with  much  interest  your  further  valued  advices,  and 
remain 

Very  truly  yours 

The  B.  P.  Goodrich  Oo.  J, 


Orange,  M.J. 
Dear  Sir,- 


Your  favor  of  the  13th  inst.  is  at  hand  enclosing  sketch 
of  thread  for  the  2  inch  couplings.  This  is  all  the  information 
we  require  and  we  will  have  the  couplings  made  at  once.  It  will 
be  about  ten  days  before  they  are  finished  at  which  time  the  hose 
will  be  ready  to"  ship.  ~ Will-  advise  you  when  it  goes  forward. 
Wishing  you  the  compliments  of  the  season,  we  beg  to  remain. 


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Edison’s  laboratory, 

Orange,  N.  .1. 

Oentl  err.en , 

Answering  yours  of  the  14th  inst.,  would  say  that 
your  42  in.  Planing  Machine  is  nearly  finished  and  will  be  ready 
for  shipment  in  about  one  week. 

The  20  in.  Machine  is  well  advanced  towards  completion,  and 
we  hope  to  Ship  the  last  of  this  month,—  but.  is. is  possible 
it  will  not  go  until  early  next  month.  We  will  hurry  it 
forward  as  rapidly  as  possible. 


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HAIR  AND  WOOL 
ASBESTOS  MATERIALS 

NON-CONDUCTINfr 

COVERINGS. 

TELEPHONE  NUMBER,  161  NASSAU. 


Acme  Pelting  Works. 
OFFICE  OF 

ROBERT  M.  GILMOUR, 

82  John  Street. 

YORK, ,Dec... . i.6.th, . aa.8.7,... 

(Hoplylng  to  yours  o 


Mr.  Samuel  Batoheler, 

Care,  IP..  A.  Edison,  Esq., 

Orange,  New  Jersey* 

Dear  Sir:  — 


Your  esteemed  favor  of  Deo.  13th,  to  hand,  and  contents 
noted,  and  in  reply  would  say  that  I  will  call  upon  you  to  measure 
the  Steam  Pipes  to  be  covered  at  onoe* 


Very  truly  yours, 


423  BROOME  STREET. 
DIRECT  ALL  COMMUNICATIONS  ON  BUSINESS  TO  THE  COMPANY. 

[Dictated  to  P.]  1_ _ ..Dec.,  17th  ._ 


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Mr.  Thomas  A.  Edis< 


N.  J. 

Dear  Sir.---' 

Enclosed  herewith .we  beg  to  hand  you  memorandum  Invoice  of  goods 
■  selected  by  Mr.  Wm.  K.  L.  Dickson. 

Mr.  Dickson  directs  that  we  shald<  lay  out  these  goods  as  soon  as 
possible  -  and  the. order ris  now  In  process  of  fullfllment.  : If  upon  examination, 
.of  our  memorandum  invoice  the  items : are  .found  to  accord  ;wlth  :your  views,  will, 
.you  kindly  return  said :raemorandum  Invoice  to  us,  as  . we  have  not  made  eopy  of  it, 
and  direct -.whether  :we  shall,  ship  such  of  the  goods  as  may  be  gbt ten :  ready  the 
•.early  part- of  next  week,  or  shall- wait  to  complete  your  order  in  one  shipment,. 

Awaiting  .your  .kind  :repl.y,  we  are  Dear  Sir, 
i.Yoursvery  truly, 

Scovill.-  M'f'g.  Co. 


Thomas  A^Edison; 

Orange,  N.J,' 

Dear  Sir; 

We  have  made  you  a  large  shipment  of  which 

you  wil  1  receive  a  memorandum.  ^e  trust  tint  they  will  arrive  in 

good  order,  aid  that  they  will  be  satisfactory, 
last 

We  have  not  sent  the^Hartmam  &  Braun  Apparatus  as  it  is  in  the 
Custom-House  yet,  and  as  soon  as  it  is  passed  we  will  send  it, 
very  Respeotfiilly 


James  W.Queen  &  Co, 


Thomas  A.  Edison, Esq. 

Orange,  N.  J.  - 

Dear  Sir; - 

We  send  you  by  express  (prepaid)  a  framed  Photo¬ 
graph  of  the  large  Engine. 

Please  find  a  place  for  it  in  some  corner. 

I  am 

yours  truly, 


Jle.c_._2Q.,_18Si, 


H.W.  JOHNS' 


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ASBESTOS 

COVERINGS, 


ASBESTOS 
STEAM  PACKINGS, 


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The  Edison  laboratory, 

Orange,  N.  Jf. 

Gentlemen :- 

We  propose  to  cover  the  pipes,  etc.  in 
your  laboratory  at  Orange,  as  follows: 

33'  X  2"  .pipe,  4  ells,  1  valve, 


18’ 


X  3“ 
X  4“ 
X  5" 
X  7" 
X  8" 


2  tees, 
1-45" ell, 


with  the  Standard  Insulating  Covering,  1-2"  air  space 
formed  by  rings  of  asbestos  packing;  the  ells,  valves, 
and  tees  to  be  covered  with  our  sectional  fittings,  as 
per  samples  shown  you,  with  air  space;  all  to  be  painted 
with  two  coats  of  our  paint,  and  separator  to  be  covered 
with  Asbestos  Cement  Felting  2"  thick,  for  the  sum  of 
Two  hundred  and  twenty-eight  dollars  (8228.00). 

Materials  and  work  to  be  to  your  satisfaction. 

Yours  very  truly. 


tor.  Tlios.  A.  Edison, 

Orange,  N.  J. 


Dear  Sir:-  We  are  tscvoxnl  Wtfb  a®  0*4?*.  dfiyburs-  though  .'tor.  j,g 
Englisn  of  New  York  City,  for  Veneers  and  a  large  Variety  of  wood:  in. 
the  log.  We  appreciate  the  favoryand.  to  avoid  any  .misunderstanding,, 
we  suppose  you  have  appliances'  for  handling  this  .wood  in  fche  log,  a\  th<? 
same  time,  without  any  discourtesy  towards  anyone  and  -simply,  a,a  ft  b.psii 
ness  precaution, we  would  inquire  if  tor.  English  is.  authorized  by  you 
to  attend  to  it  ? 

Yours  respectfully. 


PLEASE  ADDRESS  REPLY  TO 

Department  No.  4,  Dec.  2  1st  .  1887L 

Physicb  and  Chemistry. 

Thomas  A. Edison; 


Orange,  N.J. 

Dear  Sir;  . 

'We  find  that  in  shipping  the  Solar  Engine  and 
Mirror  from  Ducretet;  the  engine  ard  some  snail  accessories  which 
were  taken  out  in  order  to  be.paokei^d  separately  .so  as  to:  avoid 
breakage:j  were  overlooked,  ard  not  sent.  They  will  be  forwarded 
with  the  next  lot  of  goods  sent  to  you,  which  we  trust  will  be  sat¬ 
isfactory. 

We  have  as  ye  t  re  ceived  no  reply  fran  you  in  re  ga  d  to  the 
Ruhmkorgf  Ooil  base  .  — 


<?ery  Respectfully 

Tanes  W. Queen  &  Oo. 


Acme  Pelting  Works. 
OFFICE  OF 

ROBERT  M.  GILMOUR, 

82  John  Street. 

NEW  70RB&S*.  2Snd,  1887-. 

(Roplying  to  yours  oflSth, . inst.J 


HAIR  AND  WOOT,  PTHT.T 

ASBESTOS  MATERIALS 

NON-CONDUCTINCt 

COVERINGS. 

TELEPHONE  NUMBER,  161  NASSAU. 


Mr,  Samuel  Batchelor, 

'V  , 

Oare,  T.  A.  Edison,  Esq., 

Orange,  New  Jersey. 

Dear  Sir:— 

In  relation  to  the  covering  of  the  Steam  Pipes  and 
Steam  separator  at  the  Laboratory,  I  would  say  as  follows:  — 

T  will  cover  all  the  Steam  Pipes  leading  from  Boilers 
to  the  several  Engines,  and  also  that  portion  of  Pipe  leading  from 
Main  Steam  Pipe,  to  the  floor  line,  in  fire  room,  and  also  Stratton 
separator,  with  my  air  space  fire  proof  fibrous  Asbestos  Cement,  2* 
inches  thick.  f  air  spaoe  1  ingfc  thick.  Cement  l£  inches  thick  ) 
for  the  sum  ofVffwo  Hundred  andTlrty  Four  Dollars  nnrl -Mlnrtj-  CouiL. 

f (At&oJ 

The  above  estimate  contemplates  a  job  of  both;  super¬ 
ior  work-man-ship  and  material. 

Tt  would  be  possible  to  reduce  the  above  cost,  but  from 
the  style  of  Job  you  require,  above  rigure  will  be  my  best  price. 

T  am  in  position  to  prosecute  your  work  with  expidi- 
tion,  and  trust  to  be  favored  with  your  order.  / 

very  yours> 


.  tion, 


MANUFACTURER  OF 

.  HAIR  AND  WOOT,  V>m.T 

/  ASBESTOS  MATERIALS 

NON-CONDUCTING 

COVERINGS. 

TELEPHONE  NUMBER,  161  NASSAU. 

(Replyic 


Mr.  Ohas.  Batchelor, 

Care,  T.  A.  Edison,  Esq., 


In  relation  to  the  covering  of  the  Steam  Pipes  at  the 
Laboratory,  I  would  say  that  I  will  ship  the  materials  necessary 
to  do  the  work,  and  proceed  with  same,  the  first  part  of  next  week. 
Thanking  you  for  your  order  I , remain, 


Very  truly  yours, 


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PLEA8E  ADDRESS  REPLY  TO 

DEPARTMENT  No.  4. 

PHY8I0B  AND  CHEMI8TRY. 


Tiib  solidifioation  of  o«stor  oil  by  the  notion  of 
;  zino  olilondo,  the  probable  oauso,  and  various  use- 
fuUppl.oations  of  the  product  have  been  discussed 
I  !>y  Alder  Wright  (Jour.  Chem  Soo..  Ind.)  It 
i  is  considered  a  polymeric  form  of  the  original  rioin- 
j  oleate  of  glycerole  and  merely  the  result  of  con¬ 
tact  notion  of  the  zino  ohloride,  a  property  posses- 
ed  in  common  with  oleio  nnd  linoleic  aoid  when  in 
]  contact  with  certain  reagents  as  nitrous  aoid,  eto. 
i  The  fflyceridio  character  of  the  product  is  not 
I  entire  y.  destroyed,  for  when  all  traces  of  adhering 
oil  and  zino  ohloride  are  removed,  an  impure  gly- 
j  cerin  may  be  obtained  by  long  boiling  with  alco- 
holio  solution  of  potassa.  It  was  observed  that 
the  hardiiess  Of  the  produot  depended  upon  thede- 

II  gree  of  concentration  .of  the  zino  ohloride  solution 
and  the  temperature  at  which  the  operation  was’ 
performed,  the  product  ranging  in  consistency  from 
that  of  a  semi-solid  oil  to  that  of  rasped  horn. 
A  solution  of  zinc,  ohloride  is  concentrated  by 
evaporation  until  it  nttains  a  boiling  point  175°  G 
This  is  cooled  to  125°  C.  and  well  intermixed  by 
agitation,  with  one-third  its, weight  of  oastor  oil  at 
about  the  same  temperature..  The  oil  oozes  in 
j  clots  from  the  fluid  zinc  chloride,  resembling  liver 
[  but  becomes  a  mass  of  nearly  white  carfilagin- 

j  ous  shreds  on  thoroughly  washing  and  agitating  it 

j  with  water.  It  is  recommended  in  mixtures  in¬ 
tended  as  covering  and  insulating  materials  for 
J  electric  leads  etc.  It  is  observed  that  some  other 
'  oils  will  yield  the  same  product.  . 


8?  a 


Department  No.  4.— PHYSICS  AND  CHEMISTRY. 

JAS.  W.  QUEEN  &  CO., 

924  CHESTNUT  STREET, 


Philadelphia,  Pa.,  U.  S.  A. 


Via,. 


Department  No.  4.-PHYSICS  AND  CHEMISTRY. 

JAS.  W.  QUEEN  &  CO., 

924  CHESTNUT  STREET, 

Philadelphia,  Pa.,  U.  S.  A. 


. BLANK. 

Department  No.  4.-PHYSICS  AND  CHEMISTRY. 


JAS.  W.  QUEEN  &  CO., 

924  CHESTNUT  STREET, 

Philadelphia,  Pa.,  U.  S.  A. 


Department  No.  4.— PHYSICS  AND  CHEMISTRY. 

JAS.  W.  QUEEN  &  CO., 

924  CHESTNUT  STREET, 

Philadelphia,  Pa.,  U.  S.  A. 

MAKERS  AND  IMPORTERS  OF  PHILOSOPHICAL  AND  CHEMICAL  APPARATUS,  CHEMICAL 
GLASSWARE  AND  SCHOOL  APPARATUS  OF  EVERY  DESCRIPTION. 


MAKERS  AND  IMPORTERS  oV  PHILOSOPHICAL  AND  CHEMICAL  APPARATUS, 
GLASSWARE  AND  SCHOOL  APPARATUS  OF  EVERY  DESCRIPTION. 


CHEMICAL 


ARTMENT  NO.  4.-PHYSIOS 


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AND  CHEMISTRY. 

JAS.  W.  QUEEN  &  CO., 

924  CHESTNUT  STREET, 

Philadelphia,  Pa.,  U.  S.  A. 


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1887.  West  Orange  Laboratory  -  Suppliers  ■  Edison  Machine  Works 
(D-87-57) 

This  folder  contains  correspondence  relating  to  the  purchase  of  supplies 
for  Edison’s  West  Orange  Iaboratoiy  and  the  shipment  of  tools,  machinery, 
and  materials  to  the  laboratory.  Most  of  the  letters  are  by  Harry  M.  Livor, 
manager  of  the  Shafting  Department  of  the  Edison  Machine  Works,  and  John 
Kruesi,  assistant  general  manager  of  the  Edison  Machine  Works. 

Approximately  90  percent  of  the  documents  have  been  filmed.  The 
following  categories  of  documents  have  not  been  filmed:  letters  of  transmittal 
and  other  routine  correspondence;  duplicate  copies  of  selected  documents. 

Related  material  can  be  found  in  D-87-36  (Electric  Light  -  Edison 
Machine  Works). 


New  York. 

Dear  Sir 

‘  1  enclose  Blur  Prints  of  42"  Planer,  6*  Univer, 

Radial 

sal  ^Drilling  Machine. and  No.  2  Horizontal  Boring  &  Drilling  Machine 
the  three  tools  recently  ordered  by  the  Edison  Machine  Works,  for 
T.  A.  Edison. 


THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS. 

CABLE  ADDRESS: 

1 XYDSUN  NEW  YORK.” 


Schenectady,  N.  Y„ - J-une-2S  1887-. _ 


My  dear  Batchelor, 

I  will  have  the  tools  t-hatbyou  want,  made  at 
once  and  send  them  to  you  as  quic.kly  as  possible. 


Yours  very  truly 


Mr.  H.  M.  I-ivor , 

19  Day  St.  New  York. 
Dear  SirJ- 


latalogues ,  also  enclose  a  list  of  Machines. 


I  send  you  herewith  one  of  J.  A.  Pay'( 


'  -  ^uges  on  whio 

you  will  find  them  illustrated,  which  I 

eooranend  as  oovering  the 
requirements  as  per  Mr.  Batchelor *s  letter. 


Yours  Truly, 


Aiw---  7~  £>*"// 


Samuel  Insull,  Esq.,  . . .  ^ 

Care  Edison  Machine  Works,  '  li  AUGjji  Jt,u/ 

Schenectady,  N.  t*  '/A^ . . 

Dear  Sirt- 

In  reply  t«  yaur  letter  of  August  9tht  I  return 
herewith  a  memorandum  of  articles  desire*  for  Mr.  Edison  with  the 
lowest  prices  affixed  to  ea«h  item,  or  class  of  items.  The  small 
quantity  of  each  kind  of  article  desired  makes  it  somewhat  more 
expensive  for  us  to  manufacture  which  aooounts  for  the  slight  ad¬ 
vance  in  price  over  the  lares  lots  we  are  msking  far  you*  Pur- 
thermore,  the  price  of  copper  has  advance*  at  least  one  cent  per 
lb.,  since  we  made  your  prices.  Therefb  re,  you  will  see  that  our 
prices  are  wsry  low,  and  I  trust  they  will  be  satisfactory.  Should 
y«i  favor  us  with  the  order,  kindly  return  the  enclosed  msaeran- 
dum  with  the  prices* 


I  remain. 


l.fy  Dear  Batchelor:-  j 

I  sent  you  yesterday  by  express,  one  of  J. a. Fay  &  Co's 

catalogues  which  will  enable  you  to  nick  out  just  such  machines  as 

you  think  will  suit  Mr. Edison.  In  the  catalogue  was  a  memoranda  from 

Mr. Place,  designating  the  different  machines  which  he  would  recommend.  f 

However,  you  will,  of  course,  make  your  own  selection.  Let  me  know 

what  the  selection  will  be  as  soon  as  possible,  and  I  will  order  the  E 

. . jrachinarz—tijJthe. _best  advantage.  | 

- i _ Yours  truly _  _ _  f 

- I— also  .mailed  you,  a.  couple  of  ago,  the  foundation  nlans  of _ 1 

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WORKS, 

SCHENECTADY,  N.  Y. 


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Mr. Chas . Batchelor, 

Cars  Edison -Lolid  Co.  jSast  Newark,  M.  0.  - 

W  Dear  Batchelor: -  ■  . 

The  price  on  the  lie , -1-  Sprin.fjiie.Ld  Tool  Grinders  v/ith  SO  x 
4<*twJ,is  $520  less  23  nor.  cent.  This  is  low  for  it  and  shall  I  order 
one  for  your  1  expect  the  foundation  plans  for  the  Co  inch  lathe  at 
any  moment,  and  ,vill  lonrard  t he to  you  immediately  ai^er  1 'receive 


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Mr.  Chas. Batchelor,  v  ^  • 

Care  Edison  Lairro  Co., East  Newark, M. J, 
My  Near  Batchelor;  - 


Yours  of  the  18th  at  hand  with  enclosure  of  C.H. Brown  & 
Co's  letter.  I  will  get  from  Manning,  Maxwell  &  Moore  a  list  of  what 
was  sent  with  the  Precision  lathe,  and  mail  it  to  you. 

I  notice  what  you  say  about  Fay's  tools  being  exhortionatcly  feigh 
in  which  I  hardly  agree  with  you.  Messrs.  J.  a.  Fay  &  Go's  Tools  stand 
ln  the  same'  rela-tion  to  Wood-working  Tools  that  Wm.Bement  &  Sons\do  ' 
to  Iron  Tools.  Fay  &  Co.  do  not  pretend  to  compete  wit^ood -working 
Tool  builders  any  more  than  Bement  &  Sons  do^  with  Iron  Tool  Buil¬ 
ders.  Of  course,  I  can  buy  whatever  make  of  Wood  Tools  you  may  select 
but  my  experience  leads  me  to  say  that  J^.Fay  «  Co's  Machine^  is'  the 
cheapest  in  the  end  by  long  odds. 


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CABLE  ADDRESS: 

“XYDSUN  NEW  YORK.” 


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My  dear  Edison.,  «■  1  u 

You  will  be  using  a  great  deal  of  l"  pipe  for  heat¬ 
ing  your  laboratory.  We  have  plenty  here  which  we  have  bought  fl>r 
tube  work  and  which  we  will  not.  require,  so  that  we  would  like  to ^ 
supply  the  pipe.  Will  you  please  tell  Batchelor  about  this. 


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CABLE  ADDRESS: 

1 XYDSUN  NEW  YORK.” 


'Schenectady,  N.  Y.,. 


Charles  Batchelor  Esq* 

814  B.iath.St*  New  York. 

Dear  Sir. 

We  enclose  you  herewith,  blue  print  akawkag  of  the 


travelling  crane  which  we  are  making  for  the  laboratory. 


■r  THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS. 

CABLE  ADDRESS: 

"XYDSUN  NEW  YORK.”. 


Schenectady,  N.  Y.,_ 


Ohas.Batohelor  Bsq. 

B14  Bast  18th • St.  New  York. 


Deor  Sir, 

We  return  you  herewith  the  letter  end  sketch  of  the  Yolo 
ft  Tosne  Mfg.Co. 

'  '  The  crane  that  «  proposed  building  for  you  would  coot  lees 
then  one  half  the  onomt  asked  for  by  the  Y.ft  T.llfg.Co.,  end  we 

£ 

,  think  it  would  answer  your  purpose  as  well,  the  general  construc¬ 
tion,  ss  you  will  see  fro*  the  enoloscd  blue  print,  la  about  the 


4  of  the  Y.ft  T.Co..  the  difference  being  that  we  pro- 

pose  to  make  a  simple  trolley,nowed  across  the  bridge  by  aeons  of 
•  h*Bd  •haiB»  ■ul  to  hoist,  we  hang  on  thia  trolley,  a  Harrington 
,  or  Beaten  differential  blook.  The  longtitudinal  nowenent  of  the 
bridge  io  also  ef rested  by  neano  of  a  hand  chain,  whereas  the  Yale 
ft  Towne  orone  has  a  more  eesgilleatad  trolley  and  has  also  the 
aeehe«isB  for  the  patait  squaring  dewiee.  Thia,  we  think,  io  not 
;'a  neoessity.  Wone  of  the  other  crone  builders  use  this  dewiee,  and 
'the-  writer  hao  newer  noticed  that  without  this  dewiee,  a  heawy  ! 
bridge  would  get  badly  ent  of  square,  espesielly  not  on  such  a 


amaii  span  aa  la  notaaaary  for  your  or  ana.  Plaoaa  a« quaint  ua 
with  your  daoiaion  in  tha  matt or  aa  aoon  aa  poaaibla,  ao  that  wa 
nay  know  whathar  wo  ahali  go  ahaad  with  tha  work,  or  uao  tha  parta 
that  wa  hava  alraady  undar  way,  for  our  own  aranaa. 


Youra  wary  truly 


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■  "The  Edison  Machine  Works.” 


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THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS. 

Schenectady,  N.  Y., - 0 ct»i3_1887_«_ 


Charles  Batchelor  Esq. 


CharKw  Batchelor  Esq. 

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"Iho  Edison  Haehlna  Worts." 


1^7-10-0-7 


THE  EDISON 

CABLE  ADDRESS: 

“XYDSUN  NEW  YORK.” 


MACHINE  WORKS. 


Schenectady,  N.  Y.,_ 


Thos.  A, Edison  Esq, 

Edison  Lanp  Go. 

East  Newark ,  N.J. 

Dear  Sir, 

Referring  to  your  telegram  of  even  date , elsewhere  con¬ 
firmed,  we  have  to-day  shipped  you  275  pcs,  of  1«  pipe,  20  pcs. 
of  1-3/4*  Pipe  and  50  pcs,  of  l-3/2»  pipe,  The  balance  of  piping 
which  you  ordered,  we  are  conyelled  to  have  sent  from  New  York 
direct,  inasmuch  as  we  have  not  got  it  in  stock.  The_3$/8*  pipa  or_ 
dored  is  not  manufactured,  and  therefore  cannot  procure  it  for  you. 
We. have  written  to  the  parties  from  whom  Hs/pipe  has  been  order¬ 
ed,  instructing  them  to  ship  it  at  once,  and  we  are  hoping  to  be 
advised  within  a  day  or  two  that  it  has  gone  forward. 

Yours  very  truly 


IS-S-I-  |e-ii- 


THOMA8  A,  EDI80N,  Pr 


THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS. 

Schenectady,  N.  Y„ - Oct«rlB  1887. 


T. A. Edison  Esq. 

O/o  Edison's  laboratory , 
Orange,  N.J, 


Dear  Sir, 

We  have  your  favor  of  the  llth.inst*  and  have  ordered 
the  extra  180  ft,  of  3/2*  pipe  to  take  the  place  of  the  5/8 *  re¬ 
cently  ordered  and  which  we  advised  you  at  the  time, we  were  unable 
to  obtain, owing  to  the  fact  that  same  is  not  manufactured. 

We  are  getting  out  a  pattern  of  the  chimney  top  you*  ask  about 
as  quickly  as  possible. 


Yours  very  truly 


w  ^  r 


THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS. 


CABLE  ADDRESS: 

“XYDSUN  NEW  YORK.” 

Schenectady,  N.  Y„ - _ 

My  dear  Batchelor, 

t  have  your  favor  of  the  12th,  inst,.  as  to 
stoves.  We  shipped  three  stoves  yesterday  by  D,&  H.  freight.  The 
delay  in  getting  these  off  was  owing  to  the  fast  that  we  had  to 
get  some  eastings  made  in  order  to  fix  them  up. 


Tours  very  truly 


THE  EDISON  MACHINE  ^ORKS. 


CABLE  ADDRESS: 
'XYDSUN  NEW  YORK.” 


T, A. Edison  Esq, 

Orange,  * 


Dear  Sir,  I 

We  have  y.our  favoh  of  the  lSth.inst.  covering  Oder  /or  I 
pipe,  iffhich  we  have  ordered  to  be  sent  to  you  diretjt  from  Rew  York*  j 


I 


THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS. 


CABLE  ADDRESS: 

"XYDSUN  NEW  YORK.'* 

Schenectady,  N.  Y., _ Oct. 15  1SR7. 


My  dear  Batchelor, 

It  is  important  that  we  should  have  the  order 
for  inside  for  wire  for  Mr, Edison's  laboratory  and  buildings,  as 
soon  as  possible.  This  class  of  wire  takes  some  time  to  turn  out, 
but  inasmuch  as  we. shall,  from  Monday,  run  night  and  day  on  prac¬ 
tically  the  same  wire  as  you  will  require,  we  could,  as  soon  as  / 
we  have  finished  our  present  orders,  run  your  wire  out.  In  “ 

the  last  two  days  we  have  got  orders  for  40  miles  of  line  wire 
(Municipal)  for  Rochester,  35,000  ft.  of  the  same  wire  (#9)  for 
Brockton,  and  8  miles  of  #12  wire  for  the  same  purpose,  for  Lara¬ 
mie, 

Yours  very  truly 


Chas, Batchelor  Esq, 

T.A.Edison'B  Laboratory, 
Orange,  K.J. 


3^.^  £fc>lV4, 

H.  M.  LIVOR,  ^ 

MANAGER.  “***•. 

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Mr. Charles  Batchelor, 

Care  Edison  Laboratory, Orange, N.J. 

Dear  Sir: - 


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I’ have  just  received  your  telegram  asking  us  to  send  all 
small  fittings  and  tools  by  express.  In  reply  would  say  that  Manning, 
Maxwell  & Moore,  from  whom  I  have  ordered  a  good  deal  of  small  stuff 
say  that  they  have  shipped  everything  I  have  ordered  from  them.  McNab 
and  Harlin  states  that  they  have  sent  all  the  small  fittings  up  to 
ybu  and  have  only  the  raditors  and  large  fittings  still  to  ship. 

I  hope  these  things  will  have  reached  you  by  the  time  you  receive 
this . 


Manager. 


•Care  Edison  Laboratory, Orange, N.j. 

Dear  Sir:- 

In  the  matter  of  the  particulars  of  the  Pulleys  and 
counter-shafts  of  the  Woodworking  Tools,  would  say  that  I  will  re¬ 
ceive  in  a  day  of  two  Blue  Prints  showing  everything  and  I  will  im¬ 
mediately  forward  them  to  you-.. 

I  cannot  find  any  record  of  any  order  for  the  No.  4  Springfield 
Tool  Grinder;  nothing  further  than  a  request  from  you  to  get  the 
price,  however,  I  have  ordered  the  Machine  at  the  price  named  by,  you 


in  your  order,  and  will  have  it  shipped  to  you  immediately. 


Manager. 


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| 11  The  Edison  Machlno  Works 

THE  EDISON  MACHINE.  WORKS. 

eCABLE  ADDRESS: 

“XYDSUN  NEW  YORK.” 

Schenectady,  N.  Y., _ Oct. 80  1887. 

Charles  Batchelor  Esq, 

T. A. Edison's  Laboratory,  . 

0  r  a  n  g  et  N.J. 

Dear  Sir  * 

i  have  your  favor  of  the  18th,inst.  The  Howard  Clock 
Co's.  Electrical  Watch  Clock  is  the  very  best  apparatus  for  con¬ 
trolling  watchmen.  Their  office  is  at  the  corner  of  Maiden  Lane 
and  William  St.  They  will  send  a  man  out  to  make  an  estimate  on 
the  cost. 


"The  Edison  Machine  Woris.” 


ftS7'  Jo- 3.0  \ 

H0MA8  A.  EDISON,  President.  *** 

HAS.  BATOHELOR,  Vice-President  and  Qen’l  M«r.  ^ 


THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS. 

Schenectady,  N.  Y., _ . » 


Charles  Batchelor  Esq. 

T.A. Edison's  laboratory, 
Orange,  N.J. 


A|-.  The  chimney  top  will  be  cast  next  Hahday.  The  delay 
has  been  owing  to  the  extraordinary  shape  and  size,  necessitating 
v?the  making  of  special  flasks. 


Ass't.Gen'l.M’gr.  . 


tn-i-io-ic ).„7 

WORKS, 

SCHENECTADY,  N.  Y. 


THE  EDISON:  MACHINE  WORKS, 

SHAFTING  DEPARTMENT. 

19  Dey  Street, 


N  ew  YoRk,..._.„ _ ,Qat..2ti.,.iaa7... _ .....188 


Mr. Chas.  Bat chelor, 

Care  Edison  Laborat ory, Orange, N.J. 

Dear  Sirj- 

■  jn.  relation  to  the  54"  Pulley  which  was  sent  you,  we  find 
that  this  Pulley  was  ordered  through  a  mistake  of  ours  in  reading  the 
tracing  wrongly.  The  feet  and  inches  were  so  close  together  that  our 
Mr. Jamieson  did  riot  notice  the  distinction  arid  so  ordered  it  54",  when 
it  should  have  been  5»  4*.  The  64"  Pulley  which  you  ordered,  we  ex¬ 
pect  every  day  from  the  factory,  and  will  ship  it  to  you  immediately 
on  its  arrival. 


Yours  truly, 


The  Edison  Machine  Works, 


jr  WORKS, 

./  SCHENECTADY,  N.  Y. 

/HE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS, 

£  Y  SHAFTING  DEPARTMENT. 

/  d9  Dey  Street, 

New  York, _ .0ct-21>18a7-  dRR 

Mr, Chas. Batchelor, 

Care  Edison  Laboratory, Orange, N.J. 

Dear  Sirs: - 

I  enclose  you  herewith  the  original  proposition  of  C.H. 

Brown  and  Co.  for  the  engine  and  would  also  say  that  we  have  a  5*4" 

Pulley  making  for  you,  and  X  expect  it  oust  be  about  finished.  I 
would  like  to  know  by  wire  to-morrow  whether  you  want  this  5'  4“  Pul¬ 
ley  to  come,  and  in  case  you  do  not  want  it  to  come  on,  X  desire  to 
telegraph  the  works  not  to  ship  it.  X  have  urged  quiex  shipments  to 
the  works  for  the  balance  of  the gangers, 


chas." Batchelor,  Esq.', 

hear  SirS- 

Hef erring  to  your  favor  of 

October  18th  to  Hr.  Bradley,  he  wishes  to- say  that  he  thinks 
j.  Buerks'  Watchman's  Clock  is  considered  the  best.  Their 
address  is  Boston,  Hass. 


THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS. 


Schenectady,  N.  Y.,_ 


Charles  Batchelor  Esq. 

T, A. Edison •'s  laboratory. 

Orange,  N  .  ,T, 

Bear  Sir, .  ..... 

Yours  of  the  20th.  inst.  has  just  come  to. hand.  I  am 

doing  my  utmost  to  hurry  your  chimney  top,  and  when  you  see  the 
casting  you  will  probably  appreciate  that  there  was  no  time; lost. 

It  will  be  flipped  to  you  complete  so  that  you  will  have  no  trouble 
with  it  when  it  arrives.  Wo  will  try  and  arrange  to  send  it  with  j" 
°ne  of  our  cars  to  New  York,  which  generally  go  through  in  18  ' 
hours.  At  New  York  we  will  give  it  to  a  Newark  express  at>  that  it 
will  not  cost  «.  veryAand  you  will  get  it  as  quickly  as  it  it  pos¬ 
sible  to  get  it  there. 

With  r  egard  to  electric  tubing,  I  am  very  glad  that  ybu ‘men¬ 
tioned  the  matter.  The  pipe  men  would  certain  make  troublS *if  they 
had  to  out  it,  and  we  shall  be  glad  to 

there  will  b.ef  nothing  ...io,  do  but  put  it  together  and  solder Tt^Tf 
you  will  send  us  a  sketch  with  measurements.  Mention  on  the  sketch 
whether  the  ilbows  awe  to  go  upward,  downward  or .sideways, so.  ihlt 
v/e  will  be  able  to  give  you  the  proper'  j  oints.  '  ‘  \  •  " 


Yours  ver^, truly 


WORKS, 

SCHENECTADY,  N.  Y. 


THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS, 

SHAFTING  DEPARTMENT. 

id  Dey  Street, 

N ew  York,.. _ Qct.24,iaa7. 

Mr. Chas, Batchelor, 

Care  Edison  Laboratory-, Orange, N.J. 

Dear  Sir;- 

I  have  ordered  from  Cooke  &  Co,  to  be  .shipped  to  you  dir¬ 
ect,  a  No. 2  Root  pressure  Blower  with  Iron  Propellers. 

In  reference  to  the  Counter  Shaft,  would  say  that  they  do  not 
furnish  a  Counter-Shaft  with  the  Machine  regularly,  and  would  order 
the  same  from  us  in  case  they  knew  the  speed  of  you  line,  but  as  I 
give  you  below  the  speeds,  you  can  figure  it  out  yourself  and  send  me 
your  order  and  I  will-  have  the  Counter-shaft  made  at  Schenectady.  If 
you  propose  to  use  this  Blower  for  forge  Sork,  it  should  run  at  175 
turns,  if  for  Cupola  purpose,  it  should  run  at  250  turns.  The  size 
of  Pulley^  one  on  each  end  of  the  Blower,  is  20  x  4  1-2. 


Time, _ x!iL . . . 


|  "THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORlJ  Line, . . . 

THE  EDISON  MACHfNE  WORKS, 


THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS. 

CABLE  ADDRESS: 

1 XYDSUN  NEW  YORK.” 

Schenectady,  N.  Y„ _ _ 0i.tf.E5...  1887, 


Charles  Batchelor  Esq. 

Edison  Laboratory,  Orange,  N.J. 


Dear  Sir, 

We  have  your  favor  of  the  24th, inst.  as  to  stoves. 


We  will  send  two  more  of  these  to  you  to-day. 


Tours  very  truly 


THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS. 

CABLE  ADDRESS: 

1 XYDSUN  NEW  YORK.” 

Schenectady,  N.  Y., _ Oot  »88  1887 « 


CharloB  Batchelor  Esq. 

T.A»Bdi  son’s  Laboratory,  orange,  N.J. 


THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS. 


CABLE  ADDRESS: 

1 XYDSUN  NEW  YORK.” 

Schenectady,  N.  Y.,_ _ Oot.g9  1887. 

Charles  Batehelor  Esq, 

T» A. Edison's  Laboratory,  Orange,  N,J, 


Dear  sir, 

I  have  your  favors  of  the  27th, inst.  which  have  atten¬ 
tion,  I  have  given  iristruations  that  the  creosoted  plank  boxes  be 
made  up  for  you,  and  will  hurry  Eppinger  t  Russell  to  make,  then  as 
fast  as  pssible.  1  return  you  herewith, the  three  letters  requested,. 

Yours  very  truly 


"The  Edison  Koehlne  Works." 


OH  AG.  BATCHELOR,'  Vlce<-Pn>"'d,nt  and  ain't  Mcr. 


THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS. 

CABLE  ADDRESS: 

•‘XYDSUN  NEW  YORK.” 


Schenectady,  N.  Y., 


Charles  Batehelor  Esq..  > 

T. A. Edison's  Laboratory,  Orange, 

Dear  Sir, 

Referring  ta.yduf  »onb  .  00  ’oixr  letter  tp  Xffii  the 
27th, inst,,  we  have-re»eiYe4  the  sketch. 

With  relation  to  the  underground  bable  referred  to,  ^his  will, 
go  forward  to  you  on  Wedneaday  of  this  wdek. 


THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS. 


CABLE  ADDRESS: 
"XYDSUN  NEW  YORK." 


Schenectady,  N.  Y., _ Jfov«8  1887« 


Charles  Batchelor  Esq. 

T,A«Bdison*s  liabor#tory, 
grange,  S*.?*. 


Dear  Sir*.  •.  .  .7e.iiva.-i'  ly-.  .-vO 

W«  have  jour  favor  of  the  lst#inst* ,  changing  the  sizes 

Of  the  oreosoted  plahk  bo*«s  ordered  sdmd  time  sine**  We  have 
written  to  Messrs, fcapindsn  AiKuasell*  Who  are  making  these  for  you, 
instructing  them  to  change  the  measurements  according  to  your  in¬ 
struction*,  but  are  not  dertain  as  to  whether’ they  have  been  made 
up  yet  or  not,  however.  We  Will  advise  you  should  we  hear  from  them 
that  they  Cannot  mike  the  change** 


SUt  A  P'p  K 
H.  LIVOR, 

MANAO! 

THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS, 


SHAFTING  DEPARTMENT. 

19  Dey  Street, 

New  York,- _ iiETHTZ: _ ......188 


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We  beg  to  confirm _ ‘ 

telegram  of  this  date  as  follows:— 


faof.^ 


THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS, 


THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS, 


(/v/r  0- 

Edison  Lamp  Company. 


Time, _ . +j[  , 

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THE  EDISON  M AC H I N E| WO RK$| 

Schenectady,  JV.  Y., _ fjk _ ;:jl88^1 


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telegram  of  this  date  as  follows-— ,  .  ^  U  ?■> 

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THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS, 

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THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS. 

CABLE  ADDRESS: 

"XYDSUN  NEW  YORK." 


Schenectady,  N.  Y. 


My  dear  Batohelor, 

I  would  remind  you  about  the  wire  for  the  Labor¬ 
atory.  You  must  remember  that  it  will  take  quite  scxne  time  to  get 
out  as.  large  an  amount  as  you  will,  require  for  Inside  wire  work. 

It  is  as  muoh  to  our  advantage ,  inasmuch  as  we  have  got  to  pay 

for  i*10  wlr*.  that  we  should  make  it  ourselves,  as  it  is  to  Edison's 

.  . ..  ' 

advantage  .ttet  we,  should  bill.it  to  him  cheaper  than  he  can  buy  it 
elsewhere.  Cannot  you  take  this  matter  up  right  away? 


WORKS.^, 
SCHENECTADY,  N.'  Y. 


THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS, 

WIRE  INSULATING  DEPARTMENT. 

19  Dey  Street, 


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THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS, 


THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS, 

SHAFTING  DEPARTMENT. 

49  Dey  Street, 

New  York,- _ _ _ _ .488 


Mr. Chas. Batchelor, 

Care  Edison  Laboratory, Orange, H.J. 

Osar  Sir:- 

Miilikin  Bros,  are  making  every  effort  to  find  the  car 
containing  the  Angle  Irons  and  Beans.  They  suggest  to  nie  to  have  you 
inouire  from  the  agent  of  the  U. Y.  «  Greenwood  Lake  R.R.  at  your  place, 
for  a  Central  R.R.  car,  Ho. 1207,  from  Phocnixvillo,Pa.  , Nov. 18th. ,9 
peiecs  of  iron  consigned  to  the  Edison  Machine  Works, Orange, H. J. ,via. 
Philadelphia  U  Reading,  and  H.  V. &  Greenwood  Lake  R.R.’s,  You  will  notice, 
that  the  consignment  i$  made  to  the  Edison  Machine  Works,  although  we 
we  distinctly  ordered  them  to  'mark  it,  “Edison  Laboratory. " . 

Miliikin  thinks  that  the  agent  at  the  Greenwood  Lake  Road,  ought 
to  know  just  where  the  car  is,  as  his  idea  is  that  it  is  now  somewhere 
on  this  branch.  1 

Yours  truly, 


Manager, 


THE  WESTERN  UlfflOXff  TELEGRAPH  COMPANY. 


MANAGER. 

THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS, 

SHAFTING  DEPARTMENT. 

49  Dey  Street, 

N  ew  York, _ .^T?!:EEH,_.488 

Mr,  Chas. Batchelor, 


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WORKS, 

SCHENECTADY,  N.  Y. 


Care  Edison  Laboratory, Orange, N.  J. 

Dear  Sir;- 

The  following  is  the  list  of  Pulleys  that  we  have  on  our 

books  for  your  order,  which  has  not  been  filled; - 

One (1 )  Pulley,  10  x  8  x  1  15/l6 

Onc(l)  >i  9  x  5  x  1  -15/16 

Two (2)  «  9x4x1  15/l6 

One(l)  »  8x7x2  7/16 

One(l)  »  10  x  9  x  1  15/l6 


We  ship  you  to-day  by  the  N.Y.  and  Greenwood  Lake  R.R.  Two(2)  Pulleys, 
12  x  5  1/2  x  1  15/16  and  One(l)  Pulley,  20  x  4  x  2  7/l6. 

Yours  respectfully, 

shafting  department^ 

The  Edison  KscuiiiO 

per  ^ 


■  IT^r  ........... , 

GENERAL  SALES  AGENT, 

JAMES  F.  KELLY. 


tf'M . 

WORKS,- 

SCHENECTADY,.  N.  Y. 


'THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS, 

WIRE  INSULATING  DEPARTMENT. 

19  Dey.  Street, 


New  York,- 


. .188 


Kr.  Char,  .Batchelor, 


Care  Edison  Laboratory, Orange, N. J. 

.  Dear .  SLr:r  ■■ 

I  am-  an  receipt  of  your  favor  referring  to  our  stock  of 
gr.ide  1  and  crade  2,  house  wire.  I  do  not  keep  ary  stock  here,  but  I 
shall  write  to  the  factory  at  once  and  ascertain  what  stock  they  have. 

On  receipt  of  their  reply  i  shall  advise  you. 


-  to  tea  ' 

GENERAL  SALES  AGENT, 
JAMES  F.  KELLY. 


WORKS, 

SCHENECTADY,  N.  Y. 


THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS, 

WIRE  INSULATING  DEPARTMENT. 

19  Dey  Street, 


New  York,_, 


-488- 


Mr. Chas. Batchelor,. 

Oran  o',  H-J.  Cara  Edison  Laboratory.  • 

■  Dear  Sir:  - 

I  a  *  just  in  receipt  of  a  reply  from  the  factory  in  which  • 
"V/o  have  the  following  stock  on  hand:  - 


they  say!- 
GRADE  II;- 


856  yds.  12  b.v/.g.  House  v/ire. 

846  yd3.13  B.V/.G.  «  - 

•  1776  “  20  B.V/.G.  »  *  •  l 

826  "  15  B.V/.G,  "  »  • 

1943  “  10  B.V/.G,  ”  ■“ 

591  "  IS  B.V/.G.  »  » 

i-  491  yds.  3  IS  B.V/.G,  House  Vfirs. 

866  “  12  B.ii  S.  “  *  • 

>f  course /fill  an/-  reasonable  large,  order  within  one 

it  is  necessary  to  do  so.-  ’ 

Your:-  truly,  • 


p?  Agent.//"? 


'Alii 


SCHENECTADY,  N.  Y. 


THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS, 

SHAFTING  DEPARTMENT. 

49  Dey  Street;  1 

N  EW  Y OR k, _ 

Jtec srs.  J-ia; >r.ingv  Iiaxwcli.  asrl  .\ 

’  "  Lli  Liberty  St . ,  No-.v  York. 


'•IGonticnsn:  -  : ... ; 

-  ■  e  '-.I  wish  you  would  Yt  c'iTc’U'^f^o  me  the  speed  of  Counter  and 
the-  size  ;ofjf  Pulleys  thereon,  for  the  Precision  Lathe  I  ordered  iron 
you  a  short  tiir.o  ago,  to  be  shipped  to  Edison's  Laboratory, 

Please  advise  at  once,  and  oblige;  K~V  '  <’ 


0/U-;  1+rL  pc-?  ) 
H.  Mi  LIVOR, 


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THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS, 

SHAFTING  DEPARTMENT. 

19  Dey  Street, 

New  York,.. _ 3 


...188 


5  Laboratory,  Orange, 


Mr.  Clias .  Bat  che  lor , 

Care  L'di son' j 
iW  Dear  Batchelor:- 

Your  inquiry  about  the  j.6*  Lathe  .1  ri^a  on  m  returri  from 

Canada.  T* 

W  i*the  that  I  should  roeoisraend  to  you  would  be  the  same  as 

)  ft  ' 

.  the  16-20  Buuiard  Lathe,  such  as  2  bought  for  the*  Laboratory  some 
little  . time  age,  but  which -T  presume  now  is  in  use  at  the  Fnotiograph 
Factory  at  Bloomfield.  '  • 

This  had  a  Taper. Attachment,  a  Cro*s  Feed,  Hollow  Spindle  and  a 
Patent:  Tool  Post;  and  take.it  all  in  ail  is  as  complete  a  Lathe  as 
there  is  made  of  the  size,  a  Lathe  with  all  those  attachments  will, 
cost  somewhere  in  the  neighborhood  of- $473. 03  to  $500. 00 1  1  can  get 
a  very  fair  Lathe  with  Taper,  attachment  'Bade,  by  F. E. Reid  of  Worcester, 

.  Mass,  at  considerably  less  money,  but  if  you  v/Sht  the  best  I  think 
Bulliard’s  Lathe  the  one  you  should  buy. 

Yours  truly, 

>  <(\ 


(jLj, — 


THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS. 

CABLE  ADDRESS: 

"XYDSUN  NEW  YORK.” 

Schenectady,  N.  Y...  December  3rd.  1887 » 

T.  A.  Edison's  Laboratory, 

Charles  Batchelor,  Esq., 

McClellan  P.  0,,  West  Orange,  N,  .1. 

Dear  Sirs:- 

In  accordance  v/ith  your  memorandum  attached  to  our 
letter  of  November  30th.  we  have  changed  your  order  for  dynamos 
to  read  as  follows:-,  cancelling  tho  previous  order: - 

Two  #10  machines, :  ... 

One  #20  "  ' 

One  16  Ampere  municipal  machine.  ; 

You  state  in  another  letter  that,  you  desire  the  municipal 
shipped  as  soon  as  possible*  If  you  will  give  us  a  definite 
day  that  we  can  ship,  we  will  endeavor  to  get  all  the  machines  off 
at  once,  as  altogether  they  make  up  pretty  near  a  fear  load,  and 
it  would  be  cheaper  to  ship  this  way. 


THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS. 

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THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS. 

Schenectady,  N.  Y., _ Deo.  6  1887. 


Charles  Batchelor  Esq., 

T.A. Edison’s  Laboratory, 

McClellen  P.0,,  Wst  Orange , 


m  reply  to  your  letter  of  the  5th.inst.,  we  would  say 
tiiat  to  have  no  #2  copper,  the  same  as  we  put  in  tubes  for  you  a 
short  time  ago,  in  stock,  “ 

We  can  furnish  yon  from  stock,  two  bars  of  #2-3/4  copper  = 
ppt'noo  0*ro*mlls”  20’6"  lonG>  °r  two  bars  of  #2-1/2  copper  = 
671,000  circ  .mils , ,  same  length.  We  can  also  furnish  you  (from 
stock,  with  roynd  bars  SO' 4,”  long,  or  the'  following  cross  sections 
in  circ. mils. 5- 

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500,000 
450,000 
400,000  _ — - 
300,000 
250,000 
206,000 


or  with  flat  bars  9’  long  of  f 


5,000  circ  .mils. 


Yours  very  truly 


Assistant  General' Manager. 


"  The  Edison  Machina  Works,” 


THOMAS  A.  EDISON,  Pre.ldent. 


THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS. 


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Schenectady,  N.  Y. 


T, A. Edison's  Laboratory, 

Me 01 alien  P.O.,  West  Orange,  N.J. 

Dear  Sirs, 

We  have  your  Tavor  or  the  Yth.inst.  and  have  entered  your 
order  for  a  #2  dynamo  with  an  armature  wound  for  200  v. ,  also  for 
a  #8  dynamo.  The  information  asked  for, as  to  size  of  pulley  and 
speed  of  the  1(5  ampere  municipal  dynamo,  was  sent  you  last  night. 


M.  LIVOR,  ,  P^h. 


WORKS,  . 

SCHENECTAD.Y,  N.  Y, 


MANAOEn. 

THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS, 

SHAFTING  DEPARTMENT. 

49  Dey  Street, 

New  York, - De.&..io.Yiaa7.« _ A  8  8 


Mr . Chas . Batchelor , 

Care  Edis  on.  Laboratory^  Orange  jN.J?.'. 

Ify  Dear  Sir: 

I  have  ordered  a  No.  2  Browne  Sharp  Universal  Grinding 
Machine.,  to  take  40“  between  centres..  The  price  of  this  Machine  is 
$100.00  more  than  the  regular  Machine  which  takes  in  28»  between  cen¬ 
tres.  I  did  this  because  they  will  be  unable  to  furnish  the  regular 
Machine  until  the  first  of  May  next,  and  the  only  difference  between 
the  two  Machines  is. that  the  table  :is  lengthed.  out  so  that  a  greater 
distance-  can  be  got  between1  the  Oentres.  I:  presume'  this  will;  be  sat¬ 
isfactory:  to :you,„ 

You. Will  find  . the  size,  of  -the  tight  and  loose  Pulleys  and.  speed 
of  Counter—  Shaft  .in.  the-  catalogue;  sent,  yob,,  which:  will  enable  vyou  to 
advise  me  as' to  the  sizes  of.  the  Pullejrs- you: require.,  oii  the  line 


Shaft. 


5WV  D.  . .  -  '  . . . . 

M.  L1VOR,  WORKS, 

MANAOen.  SCHENECTADY,  N.  Y. 

THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WQRKS, 

SHAFTING.  DEPARTMENT. 

49.  Dey  Street, 

New  York,.-... _ na.c»l2risa?. . ,188 

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Caro  Edi  son  Laboratory ,  Oran; 

Hear  Sir: - 

We  ship  you  this1  day 'by  Hew  York  and  Greenwood  Lake  R.R. 

Soven(7j  ")  Post  Hanr;ors,  i  iS/’lG 
Oho  ( 1 )  Pulley,  20.x  6x1  lS/lQ 
One  1)  "  18  x  8  X  1  l5/l3. 

You  state  that  you  have  never,  received  the  Hangers  on  your  order 
'1781.  There  was  not  any  Hangers  on  this  order,  but  wo  will  shin  you 
to-day,  Two  (2)  Hangers,  2  7/.1.6  x  15". 

Yours  truly, 

SHAFTING  C  TWTT'IENT 
T!;n  ft'/S .1  vlGhvS. 


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|  "The  Edison  Uschlne  Works 

THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS 

.  CABLE  ADDRESS: 

"XYDSUN  NEW  YORK.” 

Schenectady,  N.  v  December  18th.  1887. 

Edison's  Laboratory, 

Chas.  Batchelor,  Esq., 

Orange,  N.  J. 

Dear  Sirs: - 

Referring  to  your  telegram  of  even  date,  and  to  your 
favor  of  the  7th.  Inst.,  are  we  to  under-stand  that  the  #8  and 
#2  (special)  are  in  addition  to  your  previous  order.  We  give  you 
below  exactly  what  is  now  ordered,  but  are  a  little  in  doubt  as  t<i 
whether  it  is  correct. 

One  16  Ampere  Municipal  Dynamo, 

Two  #10  Dynamos, 

One  #30  ■ 

One  #2  ■  with  special  armature. 

One  #  8  • 

As  wired  you  to-day  the  #20  and  one  #10  machines  go  forward 
to-morrow  and  the  municipal  on  Thursday.  We  wiiyalso  try  and 
get  the  #8  and  #10  off  this  week.  We  will  go  right  ahead  and  get 
out  the  #2,  but  can^give  a  definite  date  of  shipment  at  the  moment. 
Yours  very  truly. 


The  Edison  Lamp  Co., 


. nac. . 1.4, . 


Edison's  Laboratory, 

Orange,  N.  J. 


Gentlemen:- 

We  are  in  receipt  of  your  order  for  one  each  Pres¬ 
sure  Indicator  for  1200,  200,  150,  105,  100,  95  and  90  volts, 
respectively.  The  first  three  will  have  to  be  made  specially,  at 
an  increased  cost,  and  will  be  ready  about  January  1st.  The 
others  we  will  ship  you  in  the  course  of  three  or  four  days. 

Yours  truly. 


Lamp  Company, 


.  JPAN.. 


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’  Mr 


THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS. 


Schenectady,  N.  Y., - nee  .  15  lfiS7t 


A .0 .Tate  Esq . , 

Edison's  Laboratory, 

McClellan  P.O.,  West  Orange,  N.J. 


We  have  your  favor  of  the  12th. inst.  with  relation  to 
chalk  press,  and  will  have  some  shipped  to  you  forthwith. 

Yours  very/ 


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THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS. 

CABLE  ADDRESS: 

“XYDSUN  NEW  YORK.” 

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Charles  Batchelor  Esq., 

Edison’s  Laboratory, 

McClellan  P.O.,  West  Orange,  N.J. 


Dear  Sir,  ' 

Referring  to  your  memo,  on  the  bottom  of  ou.r  letter  of  itte 

16th.,  we  beg  to  say  that  we  are  to-day  shipping  you'  the  other 
#10  dynamo  which  you  ask  for.  We  will  ask  the  Railroad  agent  at 
this  point,  to  follow  it  up  closely,  in  order  that  there  may':  be  no 
delay  in  transportation.  ,  ’ 


THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS. 

CABLE  ADDRESS: 

"XYDSUN  NEW  YORK.”  • 


Schenectady,  N.  Y., _ T)eo, 


1887 


Charles  Batchelor  Esq., 

Edison’s  Laboratory, 

McClellen  P.O.,  West  Orange,  N..T. 


Dear  Sir, 

Referring  to  your  telegram  of  even  date,  elsewhere  con¬ 
firmed,  we  are  sending  you  to-day  by  express,  changing  switches 
for  the  two  #10  and  one  #20  dynamo  sent  you.  We  find  that  we 
have  none  of  the  short  cables  which  connect  the  switch  with  the 
back  board,  but  are  having  some  gotten  out,  and  immediately  they 
are  ready,  they  will  be  forwarded  to  you  by  express.  Are  we  t o 
understand  that  you  desire  the  machines  still  due  you,  to  have 
changing  switches? 


Yours  very  truly 


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Charles  Batcheloi 
Edison's 


Dear  Sir:- 


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Laboratory, 
Orange,  N,  .1, 


name  of 
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name . 
with  him 


V/e  have  your  favor  of  the  27th.,  desiring  to  know  the 
the  engineer  who  formerly  ran  the  Roselle  Station. 

Mr.  Kruesi,  Ernest  nor  the  writer  remembers  this  party's 
We  have  written  to  Mr.  Reimer,  who  had  quite  some  dealings 
,  to  write  you  direct  giving  the  information^ 

Yours  very  t rvtri .  f  ) 


THE  EDISON  MACHINE  WORKS 

CABLE  ADDRESS: 

“XYDSUN  NEW  YORK.” 


Henry  C.  F.  Reimer,  Esq., 

C-o  Edison  United  Manfg.  Co., 

65  Fifth  Avenue,  New  York. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Will  you  please  send  Mr.  Batchelor  the  name  and  address 
of  the  party  who  used  to  nan  the  Roselle  Station.  He  has  writ¬ 
ten  to  us  for  this  information,  but  no  one  here  seems  to  recollect 
the  name.  I  think  it  better  for  you  to  send  it  to  him  to  Edison’s 
Laboratory,  Orange,  N.  J. 

Thanking  you  in  advance,  and  with  the  Compliments o f  the 
Season,  X  am, 

very/ipmly,  /O 


Yours 


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David  W.  Hutchings 
lisa  Gitclman 
Leonard  DeGraaf 
Dennis  D.  Madden 


Mary  Ann  Hellrigel 
Paul  B.  Israel 
Robert  A.  Rosenberg 
Karen  A.  Detlg 
Gregory  Jankunls 
Douglas  G.  Tarr 


Editors 

Reese  V.  Jenkins 
Director  and  Editor 


Sponsors 

Rutgers,  The  State  University  of  New  Jersey 
National  Park  Service,  Edison  National  Historic  Site 
New  Jersey  Historical  Commission 
Smithsonian  Institution 


University  Publications  of  America 
Bethesda,  Maryland